THE CRUCIBLE LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE ANNVILLE, PA. VOL. IV, No. 1 SEPTEMBER 28, 1923 €berp man mu*t ebucate fjtmaelf- i>t£ book* anb teacfjer are but fjelptf; tbe toorfe ii —Mtbxttx. Matriculation Number The Live Store Always Reliable Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Society Brand and Fashion Park Clothes, Manhattan Shirts, Stetson Hats Manufacturers Clothing Co. Lebanon's Most Dependable Clothiers 725 CUMBERLAND ST. LEBANON, PA. BLAZIER & MILLER Photographs of Quality 36 North Eighth Street LEBANON, PA. For Reliable Clothing and Up-to-date Furnishings See J. S. BASHORE Lebanon, Pa. DR. JNO. J. LIGHT 21 North Ninth St., Lebanon, Pa. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist To Good Samaritan Hospital FITS GLASSES THAT SATISFY E. J. Snavely & Co. Umbrellas, Trunks, Hand Luggage Athletic Outfitters Corona Typewriters "MARKET SQUARE" LEBANON, PA. The Leading Lines and All the Best Quality of Leathers will be found in our Trunks, Traveling Bags, And Leather Goods Every Student Needs a WARDROBE TRUNK See Our Line E. M. HOTTENSTEIN LEBANON, PA. STATIONERY LOOSE LEAF NOTE BOOKS AND FILING DEVICES KODAKS, CAMERAS, and PHOTO SUPPLIES DEVELOPING AND PRINTING (24-Hour Service) H ARPEL'S "The Gift Store of Lebanon" The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Over 8500 Stores LARGEST RETAIL GROCERS IN THE WORLD STUDENTS For a Home and the Best Eats Go to ROEMIG'S CAFE J. H. ROEMIG, Prop. REAL DINNERS SERVED MOVING PICTURE SHOW and POOL ROOM NEXT DOOR Under Same Management THE CRUCIBLE Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. I VOL. IV, No. 1 SEPTEMBER 28, 1923 [ Editor-in-Chief Maryan P. Matuszak Business Manager S. Donald Evans | Associate Charles W. Dando Associate Elmer Eshleman I Secretary Isabelle R. Smith Proot-Reader Dorothy Mancha I Subscription price, $1.50 per year. Address all communications ro THE CRUCIBLE, Box 959, Annville, Pa. I ' Entered at Annville Post Office as second class matter, by Act of March 3, 1879. BACK AGAIN ! Back again! Yes, we've returned — we sons and daughters of our beloved Alma Mater, back to her old familiar walls and walks. We've met together again upon that dear old campus — once more the common campus of young men and ladies from east and west and north and south. Back again! Yes, back to re-establish those dear friendships and companionships which have had three months of patient separation to make them the more precious. Back to sincere and ennobling fellowship not only with our own schoolmates but also with our instructors and professors. Back again not only to keep in friendship those for whom we cared. in the past but also to become active in new friendships, friendships which may grow to be as dear as the old. Back again! Back to the battles of education — back to lessons and laboratory work and taking notes and cramming and examinations. Onward, comrades! we've made good in the past, we'll come out best now. Back again! Yes, but there is something amiss. There are some vacancies among us. An entire class has failed to return. Ah, be of good comfort, brethren; each year the same thing happens — our turn will come ere long. Let us wish those dear friends who are no longer with us at our Alma Mater the greatest of success in whatever field they have chosen to make a name for themselves. Let us remember their example and their wisdom, and let us strive unceasingly to achieve unto the same degree of knowledge and wisdom. Back again! Yes, but there be present new men and women — strangers to us and to these walls and walks. Rememberest thou when we likewise did come here in years gone by and were strangers ? Let us be generous and gra- cious to them; let us impart to them the wisdom and traditions and histories which others did im- part to us. Let us welcome them to our midst ■ — let us remember that though strangers they be, there is only One who is Father to them and to us. Let us remember that second great com- mandment: "Be merciful while ye have mercy." Back again!- Back with a punch to keep that school spirit vigorous and active and alive. Back again to those friendly contests between our classes. Back again to the merry outbreaks of youth and joyousness on the campus and within the halls. Back again! Sure, back with vigor and vim unconquerable to keep the society fires burning. Back to the work that is not work. Back to the society hall that is home. There'll be no slack- ness nor delay about our literary society work, will there, brethren? Remember to keep those days unencroached upon that belong to the soci- eties. We've many an important meeting and session to hold — we're back to joint sessions and Hallowe'en parties and smokers and anniver- saries and special programs. Back again! Aye, back to see the sons of Leb- anon Valley protect the honor and traditions of their Alma Mater against other principalities. Back to see our men of brain and brawn play as masters in those great games of football, basketball, baseball and tennis. Back again to the cheering and exhorting that our valiant war- riors may be conquerors. Back to the celebra- tions befitting the magniture of our victories. Back again! We're glad! WELCOME, FRESHMEN! New sons and daughters of Lebanon Valley, your Alma Mater bids you welcome. The campus and its buildings are your home for the next four years. There is a ready welcome for you everywhere in your new home. Welcome, Fresh- men! You have come here where wisdom cries and understanding puts forth her voice. You have come here with the intention of listening to them and serving them. Let not a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands deprive you of the riches so freely offered. Drink deeply of their sayings, and obey their bidding. For here you will find just what you seek — if you seek wisdom, she is here; if you seek foolishness, she too is here. Yours is the choice. Incline thine ear unto wisdom and apply thine heart to understanding. For when wisdom en- tereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleas- ant unto thy soul, discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not to be com- pared to it. You will make many new friends this year. Cleave unto them; hearken unto their voice. The friendships formed here are the most precious of all. Your friends, you'll find, have formed societies and organizations. You too will want to belong to them. Be not hasty in your choice Allow not yourself to be flattered by fair talk nor to be persuaded by appearances only. Where your friends are, there will you wish to be. Your first year is a preparation. Many things you will see and feel that you think are un- called for. Be patient and learn; you will see the wisdom of it all in later years. Do not be- ( Continued on Page 2) 1 Mirror I Charles C. Smith, Editor hi||i MMIHMIIW 11 .UMMUIIIIMI.UI I .IMIIIIXI.MIUUMIl.lll>.! MM MIIIIMI ..MM. Ml Weil, folks, we're back again! We've unpacked our trunk, set up the writing desk, filled tne fam- ily inkwell and hung up tne mirror for the year's work. We have hign hopes for this year — and why shouldn t we ? Tue freshman girls, in spite of the discouragement of their first Thursday Decoration Day, are looking fine, — may their mirrors never crack! The i-reshman boys, tho somewnat green, nave not as yet re- ported any of their numbers lost within the camous confines due to said color. The cordiality, friendship, and jolly good fun at the "Y" reception on Saturday night indicated that social life at L. V. C. has lost none of its glamour and interest for the old students, nor proved a bore to the new! Boys, get ready for the Society Anniversaries and the Star Course Numbers! The splendid showing of our fighting Coach Mylin and our fignting team under Captain Lauster makes us impatient for the first ap- pearance on the gridiron at Penn State. Let us show the boys we are back of them this year, what say? Freshmen, learn your yells and songs, — old students, show chem how a student body can support a winning team! Everybody likes the new members of the fac- ulty. We nave brought back clean slates for the other members of the faculty, so the oracle tells us that the wheels of the college will run smoothly thruout the coming year! May we again repeat a former statement: "We have high hopes for this year;" If we attain these hopes, the Mirror wishes to let the world know it by praise and construc- tive criticism. If we find ourselves "sidetracked," a bit of reflection in the Mirror may bring us back to the right again. Originally the Mirror was instituted as a department in order that the student body might have some means of express- ing their own opinions about events at L. V. C. Last year we tried to beg, buy, borrow or steal "honest-to-goodness" articles of that type. We were unsuccessful. Again we extend the call, and we are optimistic enough to believe that it will be answered. We will prove it by the next issue. If you, as a student of Lebanon Valley College, can give us any comment or criticism suitable for this page, please don't hesitate to hand it to either the Editor-in-chief or the head of this Department. We present for your approval a common sense article by a generous student whose name we will not disclose. Responsibility Responsibility is a word that most of us do not like to think of, yet we can not get beyond its grasp. Students, the new school term is be- fore us. We are just at the beginning, and we face what? Is it not the same thing as our brothers in every field of service are facing — Responsibility? Then what are we going to do? Are we going to shoulder it, or lay down on the job? From the history of the race, there is but one conclusion — the progress which shall be made must be made by us of the younger generation. Edna R. Baker, Associate \ Within our hands lies the power to make or to destroy the real greatness of the nation. We realize the sacredness of this trust. The entire body of American citizens is taxed heavily in order that a few of us may have the privileges of higher education. Then does it not seem right tnat from those few shall be exacted service pro- portionate to the advantages enjoyed? We are told that no other class of society owes so much to the American people as do the students of America. And it is this fact that should bring us into a very close relationship. Tnere is a pressing need today for united student thinking and action. Have we our programs planned accordingly? Are we willing to pay the price to execute those plans ? Are we willing to lay aside all petty prejudices and all such that hinders our becoming the citizens we hope to be? Let us realize that materialism has tailed even in the affairs of the material world, and that it can not become the gospel of life. It is the mo- tive of a person's life that counts. Is it not then needful that we give attention to our spirit of competition ? Competition, the struggle for existence, is the law of, evolution for the animal kingdom, but not for man. We as college students want to think and see clearly, then let us avoid the mob spirit. Among the many problems facing us is that which has always been a bone of contention, the double standard of morals in the social relation- ships of men and women. We as students in co-educational institutions especially can contrib- ute toward producing the single standard in so- cial relationships. There is a greater need today for co-operation between men and women than any time before. It is essential that we work co-operatively in the world of affairs. Why not begin in college? We must look to each other for help in solv- ing problems which affect us both. To do this we must have a clear understanding of the others' attitude and a greater sympathy for and a keener appreciation of, the others' method of approach. We find much of this in joint pro- grams of activity. Yet we must go deeper still — we must seek the same Christ in our relation- ships. As co-workers of a joint institution let us view our ideal not only as a far-away but ever approaching goal, something we may dream of, something which we can never attain, but as a reality. Then responsibility will have lost its roughness and we shall take Walt Whitman's message and live it: the call for a true and iov- ful life. (Continued from Page 1) come discouraged; do what is required of you, and you will have no cause for discouragement. Class of '27, you are expected to do great things, not only for yourself but also for the college organizations and the college as a whole. Keep the traditions and standards of Lebanon Valley untarnished; if you be capable, ennoble and raise them higher than previous classes have done. We are looking forward to see you make a name for yourself in the history of your Alma Mater. 2 A DISSERTATION ON THE WHY OF BLUES All those in favor of tne dining room remain- ing as it is say "Aye." Wnat'.' All opposed, "No." NO!! As far as saving room goes, it may be granted it is alrignt — but: — wno wants to be botnered passing uown ten cups of slopping coffee wnile you are just on the verge of taking a knife full of peas; or being deprived of tne last spoonful of soup and nave plates come along, indefinitely, incidentally getting your tiiumb smeared with butter and having the knife do a high dive off tne plate? And the waiters! Poor dears stand there and meekly say: "Do you wisn seconds." For you will agree with me, it wouldn't be nice, now would it, to yell down the length of the long- table: "Hey — do you kids down tnere want sec- onds ?' By the way, once you manage to squeeze into your chair after having your legs pinched, and your temper lost among a maze of chairs and people, you stay just where you are! If you plan to eat "just It bite" and tnen leave before the prunes are served, you might as well give it up. One good thing, it might develop patience and meekness, but I doubt it! I'd hate to use a sim- ile, but it does remind me of the days on the farm — how cute the little pigs looked around the trough! And that's not all. We may like to sit close at times, but who likes to sit close at meal times ? How can we be expected to cut our meat chew- ably if we haven't enough elbow room? Such close quarters rob one of all desire to remember the rules in the little blue book of etiquette. Tell me how you can say, "No, thank you, dear," sweetly, when the meat plate is thrust upon you and no place to put it. The pitchers can't bal- ance everything. And the Seniors! Where are the Seniors? You certainly can't tell who's who by looking in the dining room. I have half a hunch that by the year 1926 Senior honors and privileges will be a thing to be remembered only. I would like to graduate, so I refrain from saying anymore. But I assure you that "half has never been told." Ask any student you meet, and he will finish the story. Y. M. C. A. A new year of work and fellowship has be- gun A year of new friendships and a renewal of the old. Through the Y. M. is a good way of getting acquainted. Saturday night, Septem- ber twenty-second, the Y. M., in conjunction with the Y. W., tried to introduce the old students to the new, and vice versa; to introduce the new students to the faculty and to welcome the new faculty members and students to our school. To give an idea of the many things which the • M. has been doing in past years, such as the comfort supplied, information given, and so forth, would take up too much space. But some of the outstanding features are the Y. M. room, the en- tertainment given, and the taking care of the spiritual welfare of the fellows. Each new fel- low is already acquainted with the Y. M. room. At the beginning of last year it was a quite different room. A few broken chairs and a broken wicker rocker were the furniture. The Place was seldom cleaned. The piano and vic- trola were the only things which appeared respec- table. However, last year the room was fres- coed and painted. New pictures were bought to adorn the walls. The furniture in the room was bought by tne College Y. M. C. A. A gifted car- penter of the student body built the corner seats. Tne telephone, an indispensable servant to every fellow, was installed through the influence of the Y. M, Today the room is a comfortable place to read the newspapers and magazines which are a part of tne Y. M.'s property. Without the Y. M. room, many students would not have ac- cess to a piano, where they can express their souls' emotions with music. We are glad for the Y, M. room. Last year the Y. M. had charge of some even- ing affairs, known as the "Match Factory." The "Match Factory" was in session on Saturday ev- ening, when there was nothing else for the students to do. They could go to the "Match Factory" and play some harmless games to make the long, sorrowful, and dreary hours pass hap- pily. Then there was the "Fox Chase", in which only fellows took part. This was an evening of happy surprises. Around a camp fire speeches and stories were told. Then came "hot dogs," toasted marshmallows and good, sweet cider to make the evening complete. That was a wonder- ful evening for all, as every one who participat- ed will tell you. The "Pep" meeting held last year, a few weeks after the revival at the church, was another treat to the fellows. "Shorty" Miller, the Y. M. Stu- dent Secretary of the State, gave an inspiring talk. Then the fellows gave short talks on so- cial and religions subjects. Talk about a "Pep" meeting; ask any fellow about that meeting that was here last year, and he certainly will tell you about it. To top off the meeting pep pret- zels and snap ice cream was served. What else could a man want? To every male student the Y. M. extends a most cordial welcome. To you we extend the right hand of fellowship. We hope that you will become a member of our noble organization. We assure you that many delightful surprises await you in the future. THAT'S FINE! When we arrived at Annville on the Sunday preceding Registration Day, we were pleasantly surprised. The entire campus had been neatly mowed, even though school had not yet started. It was indeed the nicest sort of a welcome we've ever had upon coming to our school in the fall Our first feeling was one of gladness and thank- fulness for it, and we wish in this way to let those responsible know of the feeling they have aroused. What do you think of these new rules? 1. Avoid fires when smoking on campus 2. Be careful what you drink; do not 'buy from any others but the authorized agents 3 Don't trouble yourself about chapel— no one will steal it. 4 Don't neghct your English 512 readings. It, takes only an hour to read a book, and you have nothing else to do. 5. Prof. Gingrich will be permanently excused from investigating cases. 6. Surveying students will be permitted to chew tobacco. 7 Cots will be provided for students in Prof Hoke s classes. Literary Cynthia Drummond, Editor Sara H. Greiner, Associate A BRIDGE OF SIGHS Helen nibbled the handle of her pen. She was satisfied that she had begun her letter to Elbert brilliantly, but in spite of all ner efforts the last sentences sounded flat and unemotional. At last she dropped her pen with a discouraged sigh. A sad face looked back at her from the mirror that hung above her desk. Helen gazed at her reflec- tion with increasing self-pity and entirely forgot her struggle with the stubborn words. If she could only weep a little; she was sure tnat she looked sad enough to weep, and if a tear snouid accidentally fall upon tne letter, how the sight of it's stain would wring Elbert's heart when she was gone! For Helen had decided that to punish Elbert properly she must die — yes, die of a brok- en heart. j Her mind traveled on to her funeral — with Elbert, standing pale and still, looking down upon that sweet face for the last time. At this pic- ture the longed-for tears came running down her cheeks; but instead of falling on the note, one went with a plunk of misery into the ink, while the other clung to the end of her nose; and as she wagged to shake it on the paper, it flew out into space, utterly wasted. She glanced again at what she had written. "'Dearest Elbert: This letter will not be de- livered to you until I am dead and gone. I leave it to you as a token of my forgiveness. For I do forgive you freely, fully, and I also forgive her too, the woman who has come between us. You did not know it, but I saw you with my own eyes, out driving with her last Tuesday. Now you will understand why I returned all your letters unopened, along with the ring. And oh! the bitterness of knowing that, while my heart is broken, to you, perhaps, it has meant little or nothing. 'Love is of man's life a thing apart, 'tis woman's whole existence.' But do not fear reproaches; these are the last words I shall ever write." Helen paused to look at the clock, then, gath- ering up her unfinished letter, she strode for the dozenth time in the last ten minutes to the win- dow commanding the view of the apartment next door. What had possessed Elbert to take up bachelor apartments just across the way? Only a breathing space separated the walls of the two buildings. She could see plainly between the blowing curtains of the window just across the court, the smoking set she had given Elbert on his last birthday, and on the sofa the Prince- ton pillow that the other woman had given him on that memorable occasion. There was a dent in the depths of that satin pillow as if Elbert had burrowed there by the hour. She was glad now, doubly glad, that she had broken her en- gagement. And yet, she wanted to see whether her picture was still in the frame with his own. She leaned farther out of the window, and— ' yes, there it was,— and at that moment a gust of wind blew the note out of her hand and whisked it comically through the opposite win- dow, where it sank out of sight. A few minutes later a young woman with a tear-stained face appeared at the door of the Bruce Bachelor Apartments. "I want to go up to Mr. Graham's rooms for just a second. I-I leit sometning there," she said to the bashful sandy-haired young man in the office. "Left sometning there? Excuse me, Miss, but I think you must be mistaken. Mr. Graham has lived nere only three days and, beside the moving- man and the scrub lady, there hasn't been a caller." "I didn't mean that. I meant that something blew across from my window in the Aldine next door through the window opposite Mr. Graham's window. It was nothing much, only I wouldn't have him see it for all the world," explained Helen, blushing furiously. The modest young man blushed in sympathy. Even his hair seemed to glow. "Something you wouldn't want him to see — I — O yes — pardon me, I understand." "Gracious! I didn't mean that. I meant my hat, you know; I want to go after it." The bashful young man recovered his compos- ure. "Oh, your hat! Why, if it's just your hat kindly take a seat and I'll ask the janitor for a passkey and go and get it for you." "But it isn't a hat," stammered Helen. "I — I just said that. It's something I must get my- self, and you must let me in the room for it and no one else. Oh! please, please let me into the room. It's — it's a matter of life and death!" "Now don't get excited, lady; it will be all right. We'll surely see that you recover your — it. Just make yourself at home for a moment." The timid yet wary youth disappeared. Helen sat bolt upright in the throne-like hall-chair. If Elbert found that letter she should go wild, dis- tracted, crazy. Nearly five o'clock! Sometimes Elbert left the office as early as five. What if he should come and find her there! Very well, then, she would demand the return of her letter! "Oh, yes," Elbert would say in a tone as un- yielding as iron, "but I must read it first. It was in my room, addressed to me and therefore my property." Helen pictured herself standing there as he read the letter, standing right be- fore him, without even a bad cold or a pimple on her nose to call forth some sympathy when she had announced herself as dead, and it would be just like him to laugh. "Five minutes of five," she murmured. "Will that molasses-colored fiend never return?" In the meanwhile the molasses-colored fiend was listening to the janitor. "Take me wurrud for it," he said, "the wo- man's his wife, and he's no more a bachelor than I am this minute. Wants her hat? Wants noth- lii. She's after goin' and turnin' things upside down there lookin' for the fortygraphs of the gurruls he's been flirtin' wid, or love letters they've been writin' him, and if she goes up there it's trouble for him, yes and trouble for you and for me. For she'll have the two of us up in the divorce court to testify." "But tell me for the love of goodness what am I to do, entreated the young man." I prom- ised her the pass key." T-JiT^f 11, Jw l° St h - J don,t know whe ™ it is. A ell her that for me." "But I can't bluff it out like that." The janitor was dogmatic. "Then it's the go- ing to court and getting no pay or thanks for it, and then comin' back here to find another man holdin' down your good job'.' The young man confronted Helen once more. "Very sorry, Mrs. — I mean Miss, but you see we've mislaid our janitor — I mean, he's lost the key, and you'll have to wait until Mr. Graham comes in." "Oh, dear! Don't tell me that. I must get into that apartment somehow." The janitor now appeared on the scene and delivered his ultimatum to the troublesome young woman. "If you go to a lawyer and buy what they call a writ of happy corpus and bring- it here and summons me, maybe we can find the key, but not till then." At this Helen tilted her chin in scorn and swept proudly through the door. Once more Helen stood gazing across at the Princeton pillow and the other Elbertian pos- sessions, so near and yet so far. "Why, one could almost jump across," she said to herself. But then she looked at the pavement, five stories below, and shuddered. All at once she gave a little squeal of ecstasy and ran into the kitchen. Almost immediately she returned, dragging a long ironing board. "It's long enough, I know. Nobody ever looks up, and it's getting dark; and, anyhow, I must get that letter." Wnile she talked she worked, and soon there was a narrow, white road from window to win- dow, a bridge of sighs from her drawing room to Elbert's. She began her transit in a spirit of daring, but, when halfway across, she looked down, and there, in the street, was Elbert, with another man, heading in the direction of the Bruce apartments. The loftiness of her perch almost overcame her for a moment, but then, mustering up courage, she went on and slipped in the window with a sigh of relief. She glanced hastily about. Amidst all the furniture, that horrid Princeton pillow looked entirely out of place. As she picked up her letter with one hand she reached for the pillow with the other. "I'll just drop it out the window, and the ash man will take it away in the morning." She rushed to the window and gave the pillow an energetic shove across the ledge. Horrors! She jostled the end of the board! There was a crack- ing sound, and she knew that her bridge lay broken five stories below. A few minutes later, Mr. Elbert Graham en- tered his apartment, accompanied by his friend, Jack Saunders. "Make yourself at home, Jack," he began, cordially. "I haven't succeeded in feel- ing at home myself, as yet, but every familiar old thing I see around, like you, for instance, takes away a little of the curse of strangeness. Just spread out on the couch there— why, where is that Princeton pillow?" "Perhaps you haven't unpacked it yet," sug- gested Jack. ' "Unpacked it this very morning and put it there on the couch myself." "Proved too strong a temptation for some ser- vant. You'd better see if there isn't something else missing." Elbert opened the door of the closet. Jack heard the click of the light that illuminated its depth. Then he glanced outside, and there, in the alley below, he saw the orange and black Princeton pillow. "Come here, Elbert; what's that lying down yonder? Looks like someone had tired your pillow down at a graveyard." "Oh, does it?' answered Elbert, in a far-away voice. "That's nothing at all, for I've just found her in the closet. The pillow, I mean!" Then his tones became charged with sudden energy. "Sorry to hurry you off, Jack, but I have a pres- sing appointment, # a very pressing appointment. Forgot all about it 'till this minute. I have to catch a train; I mean send a telegram at once. Haven't a moment to lose, and it's too good to be true. You don't mind, Jack? I'll be around to the club tonight and explain all." As he tahted he handed bewildered Jack his hat and cane and fairly shoved him out of the door. Jack turned an amazed face toward his inhospitable host. "Elbert, old chap, you go to bed. You have a jag; plain case, the worst 1 ever saw. Go to bed and sleep it off." Elbert shut the door uheedingly. Then he strode straight for the closet. "Come out here," he said, sternly. A very shamefaced young woman glided softly to the middle of the room. "Oh, Elbert, I'm so ashamad of myself. 'Twas I who stole the pil- low." "What do I care for that old pillow? Cousin Sally can make me another one." "But she's not your cousin; you know she's not. . She's too good looking for a cousin." "She is my cousin. I explained it repeatedly in the letters you returned unopened. But why talk of cousins? Why talk of anything but the fact that you have repented, and that of your own sweet will have come to tell me so." Helen's face became radiant. What a lovely explanation of her presence there! "Yes, dear," she breathed, softly; "I came be- cause I repented, and stayed because — " she looked at the chasm " — because I could not help myself." A handsome, well-groomed young man, and a hatless, but dazzlingly happy, woman came down the elevator of the Bruce Apartment House just as the clock struck six. They were going out together for dinner. The janitor, broom in hand, and the clerk were standing at the desk. The broom clattered to the floor and the pen rolled off the desk. As Helen passed two open mouths, four popping eyes asked one great question: "How did you ever get into that apartment?" Helen replied sweetly, looking over Elbert's shoulder: "Through the keyhole." — ^ Lottie J. Snavely, '26. — i GIRL WANTED The girl who is sunny. The girl who has a heart. The girl who has culture. The girl who loves music. The girl who has a conscience. The girl who is trustful and true. The girl whose vo 1 '"- is not loud. The girl who stands for the right. The girl who lives for her friends. The girl who sings from her heart. The girl who knows how to say "No". The girl who belongs to no clique. The girl who believes in her home. The girl whose eyes are Wjide open. The girl who talks to some purpose. The girl who believes in her mother. The girl who dislikes to be flattered. The girl who is neither surly nor sour. The girl who abhors people who gossip. The girl whose religion shines in her life. Activities Mary B. Hershey Rachel N. Heindel Kathrin S. Balsbaugh Marian D. Hess Luther A. Weik Henry T. Wilt OPENING DAY AT LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE VACATION The opening day at Lebanon Valley College was a splendid success. The address was deliv- ered by Rev. Charles E. Liebegott, Lebanon, Pa. It was a very practical and sensible presentation of facts and principles, and was well received by all who were present in the crowded hall. In- dications show that there will be about 400 stu- dents in tne college and music departments. The summer school enrolled 100 students; the exten- sion courses will enroll at least 150 students, so that the total number for the coming year in all departments will be at least 600. Prof. Paul S. Wagner, of the Department of Mathematics, having been granted a year's leave of absence, will go to Columbia University to work for his Ph.D. degree. His place will be filled by Prof. Bruce M. Redditt, a graduate of Randolph and Macon College, a post-graduate student in Johns Hopkins University, where he has been the instructor in Mathematics for the last three years. During the summer Mrs. Mary C. Green, of the French Department, studied French in France. Prof. Paul S. Wagner studied Mathematics in Columbia University. R. Porter Campbell, of the Conservatory of Music faculty, studied music in a New York Conservatory. Doc- tor E. E. Stauffer, of Lebanon, Pa., will teach part time in tne Department of English. He has had 12 years experience as a teacher in English in College. He received his A.B. and A.M. de- grees from Lafayette College. Mrs. A. K. Mills, of Annville, has been added to the faculty in the Conservatory of Music, and will teach in the Department of Voice. Joseph H. Hoilinger, after successfully filling the position as coach and .phy- sical director for the past two years, asked to be relieved of his work, and his place has been filled by E. E. Mylin, A.M., a graduate of Frank- lin and Marshall College. For the coming year we will have the best faculty we have ever had. Our buildings are filled to their capacities, and some students are compelled to room in town. Great inspiration has come not only to the col- lege but to all our people in the East because of the previously announced conditional gifts of $175,000 for endowment and $8,000 for faculty salaries. The amount pledged for endowment is conditioned upon our raising $350,000 for ad- ditional endowment and also by covering our in- debtedness. Last year and the year previous the General Education Board (Rockefeller) gave us $8,000 annually on professors' salaries. The to- tal amount therefore already paid and pledged is $199,000. We are indeed most grateful to this great philanthropic Board. Pres. G. D. Gossard. Underclassman in business session of literary society — Madam President, have we moved where we want to go? * * * Lady— Oh! that big dog isn't the one I adver- tised for. My dog was a little fox terrier. Boy— Your dog's inside o' dis one! Our old students know the joy of coming back from a vacation to meet old friends and make new ones; each one has a different story to re- late about his or her experiences, and, conse- quently, the first few days are spent in telling each other about our vacation. Many strange stories are told, some are well- sounding, others are sad reports. However, we shall not stop to enumerate all of them, and men- tion only a few of the most encouraging. Quite a few of us went along with the Chef to Hershey Park, where we did various jobs, such as cooking, dish washing, waiting, etc.; some en- joyed it enough to stay all summer and save some money; others, I think, got homesick, and quit before the season was over. Of course, we could relate any number of details about that place, but probably it would not be very inter- esting. Then, there was another group who took it up- on themselves to canvass the country for differ- ent magazines, books, etc. Some of these also quit before the season had quite expired, others worked through, and at present we still have Roper canvassing for the Pictorial Review; he will doubtelessly be very successful in this work. Besides these two groups, there were many other fine reports as to the summer vacation; there were experiences told about all the differ- ent occupations of life, from which we probably can draw many good suggestions for our next year's vacation. In all cases where the groups were broken up and some quit, there was doubtlessly a justifi- able reason for doing so, as some wanted to spend time at home, while others received bet- ter positions. However, I think we are all glad to come back to L. V. to again resume the work we enjoy the most and to be on hand to give a hearty welcome to those students who have entered the portals of this institution for the first time, for we realize that, it is our duty to keep the moral standards of L. V. waving above our heads that it may be well seen by those following. To them we say "WELCOME." Henry Wilt. KALO THE KALOS are back to Lebanon Valley Col- lege with their old spice again, and are deter- mined that this year shall outshine all former years as far as their activities and fellowship is concerned. The new men will find that Kalo programmes are snappy and up-to-date, and there is no doubt that Kalo Hall will ring with merriment as well as disclose literary and ora- torical learning of the best sort. Kalo invites all new men to visit Kalo Hall at any Friday nie-ht session. Penne— Jones certainly has the poker habit Ante— Yes, he even shuffles when he walks - Tiger. * * * . "A man of large caliber, isn't he?" "Yes; he is a big bore." PHILO— SEPT. 21 The school term had scarcely commenced when, on the first, Friday of the school year, the Philo- kosmian Literary Society of Lebanon Valley Col- lege held its first regular literary session of the term. Once again Philo Hall was crowded with college men. Many new students were present. Pres. Donald E. Fields gave his inaugural ad- dress, welcoming the work and joys of the new term. He stated that the work of the literary society was a major part of the program of the college man. He advised all new men to care- fully examine the societies existent at the col- lege before determining to wftich they wished to belong. His sound and inspirational speech is an indication of the spirit in which he will exer- cise the duties of his office and in which the work of the society will be done during his term of office. After the inaugural address of the President, several officers were installed. The list of offi- cers is: Pres., Donald E. Fields; Chairman of Executive Committee, Elwood Stabley; Record- ing Secretary, J. Paul Gruver; Coresponding Sec- retary, Carl M. Bachman; Critic, Benton P. Smith; Judge, Jerome Stambach; Chaplain, J. Raymond Tyson; Pianist, Ray C. Herb; Editor, Samuel Early; Janitor, Benedict Reed. The first number on the program was an in- formal and confidential talk on "My Summer's Experiences," by Mr. Lloyd S. Bowman, famili- arly known as "Kelly." It was very much en- joyed, as evidenced by the lively laughter bub- bling from the audience. The customary debate was on the subject- "Resolved, That the Governor of Oklahoma was Justified in Placing that State under Martial Law Due to the K. K. K. Activities." The affir- mative was upheld by Messrs. Raymond J. Ty- son and Henry T. Wilt; the negative by Messrs. Elmer Eshelman and J. Benedict Reed. Both sides presented well-prepared arguments. The enthusiast of Mr. Reed was instrumental in se- curing the decision of the judges for the nega- tive. The Philo Orchestra, in its first appearance for this term, presented a few harmonious selec- tions. All were thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. Gladstone P. Cooley ran true to form in his informal speech, "Some Fatherly Advice to Freshmen." The advice was in keeping with the season and age. In spite of its practical nature, it was so whimsically given that it was received with much pleasure. The final number on the program was the reading of "Living Thoughts," the society paper, by the Editor, Mr. Samuel Earley, better known as "Shorty." Mr. Earley presented a very pleas- ant collection of original and lively humor. At the conclusion of the program, the society was favored by a few remarks made by two Philo alumni, Messrs. Raymond Hutchinson and Ralph E. Boyer, both of the class of '23. The society was also favored by the presence of three other former Philos, Professors Grimm and Butterwick and Dr. Runk, College Pastor. Dr. Runk entertained the audience by a short address. Philo is intensively and vigorously alive. At the first business meeting of the year three ap- plications for admittance were made. Plans have been made for the remodeling and renovation of the hall. During this school term the society will make society life very intense and of the utmost value to every individual concerned. To the men who have but recently come to our college we may state that the Philokosmian Literary Society is an organization whose chief aim is the betterment and general development of every young man at Lebanon Valley College. T'hrougfc its work the young men of today are trained to be the leaders of tomorrow. All sides of life are considered — the social, intellectual, spiritual and moral. Current events, debating on the foremost problems of the day, scientific discoveries, musical selections, orations, as well as original speeches and papers on every conceiv- able subject are presented at its literary ses- sions. The society meets regularly at 7:15 on every Friday evening. All other activities of the school are not allowed to encroach upon the hours devoted to literary society work. There is always a sincere welcome for everyone at the literary sessions. Men of good standing who wish to become members of the society and enjoy the privileges and benefits thereof may do so by communicating thir desire to some member. DELPHIAN— SEPT. 21 The "Fall Opening" of the Delphian Literary Society was held Friday evening, September 21, at 6 o'clock, in Delphian Hall. The idea of the "Fall Opening" was most appropriate and was enjoyed, not only by the old members, but also by many new students and prospective Del- phians. The fact was revealed in the first pro- pram of the year that the old members had lost none of their originality nor their adapta- bility. And, although we are rich in the number of our old members, yet we are always glad to have new material. Fortunate, indeed, are both societies when they shall have secured the prom- ising new students for their own members. "Our Fall Opening" Son g Society New Material Mary Hershey ?° Low Esther Gilbert t all s Message Rachel Heindel Still Good Madge Clem, Harvene Levan, Mary MacDougall Dry Goods , Florence Seifried Remnants R utn Ayer After the program refreshments were served and a social hour was indulged in. A very interesting program has been prepared for Sept. 28. All new girls are cordially invited. CLIO, SEPT. 21 On Friday evening, September 21, Clio opened its doors to the new girls of the college, and ex- tended to them a sincere and hearty welcome. Clio is always glad to receive visitors, and felt exceedingly honored to have the privilege of en- tertaining the girls who have decided to call Lebanon Valley their home. We hope, also, that they will decide to call Clio their home, and that the society will always help them to attain their ideals. The highly amusing and decidedly entertain- ing program given was as follows: The Music Box Devotional Exercises Chaplain Piano Solo .„ ....Dot Mancha Southern Melody Edna Baker Vocal Solo Betty Leachy "Humoresque" Molly Fegan "Angel Child" , Dora Billet Diverti Menti Marian Corle Medley 7 Vthletics Dana Dunnick, Editor FOOTBALL AT L. V. C. Sept. 29 — Penn State at State College, Pa. Oct. 6 — Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass. 12 — Villanova at Lebanon, La. 20 — Franklin and Marshall at Lancaster, Pa. 27— Army at West Point, N. Y. Nov. 10 — Springfield at Springfield, Mass. 17 — Gettysburg at Hanover, Pa. 24 — Susquehanna at Selinsgrove, Pa. 30 — Washington College at Chestertown, Md. A glance at the above games for this season, as arranged by Manager Stabley, is evidence enough that Lebanon Valley has gained for her- self enviable recognition throughout eastern col- lege football ranks. Now, students — irrespec- tive of creed, class, color, or previous condition of servitude — , it rests with us, does it not? Our morale and individual support will be, per- haps, the greatest factor in determining the suc- cess or failure of the above schedule. All old students are aware that last year our football season was characterized by at least a fifty per cent increase in school spirit — there was all kinds *pf pep. Students followed the team from place to place in large trucks, and thus afforded it the moral support that resulted in a successful season celebrated by a mammoth bonfire. We may be a bit unfortunate in that this season we will have but one home game; however, there are three within easy strking dis- tance, the principal one being Gettysburg, the mere mention of which arouses the fighting blood of every loyal son of Lebanon Valley; so, let's go —we'll follow the team, avenging old defeats and adding new victories. The squad captained by Lauster is showing fine form under the tutelage of our new coach, Mylin, who, by the way, is one of the best backs ever produced at Franklin and Marshall, and, during the war, played quarterback on the Camp Meade team, at that time composed of some of the best college players ih the country. He was assistant coach at Iowa State for three years, where he studied under one of the best football mentors in the West. He is, therefore, familiar with the style of ball played in both the East and the West, which knowledge will be a great asset in handling this, the hardest schedule in the history of the College. Most of the old men are back, but several are out of the game at present, owing to injuries. Among these is Beck, who seems to be pursued by his usual Jinx. This time it happens to be a dislocated shoulder. "Chief" Metoxin has a badly wrenched knee, but should be back in uni- form shortly. "Red" Clarkin, our lanky end, suf- fered an injury to his foot, yet should be back on the field soon. Among the new material, we have Fox, a lineman from Steelton; Updegrove, fullback, from Tower City; Paul Wnschinskie, backfield man, from Steelton; Rettew, from Har- risburg; Starr, backfield, from Hagerstown, and Deens, 180 pound tackle, from Ambler, Pa. Coach Mylin's all-around knowledge of the game and excellent discioline is already show- ing results, and, by the time we meet State, the team, although rather light, should be able to William A. Grill, Associate I give the Nittany Lions the toughest fight of tiieir jungle career. STUDENTS' RECEPTION The annual students' reception of Lebanon Val- ley College was held in tne gymnasium, Satur- day evening, September 22, under the auspices of the Y. W. and Y. M. Associations. Everyone was surprised and delighted to become acquainted with so many celebrities of ancient and modern history. The program forecasted the brilliant hopes and ambitions of the Lebanon Valleyites for the coming year. It consisted of short wel- coming addresses by the presidents of the vari- ous associations, a delightful vocal solo, a read- ing, and a typical Glee Club quartette. Refresh- ments, bountiful and delicious, gave the desired effect to a most pleasing evening. Now that we are all better acquainted, w ecan face the work of the year with a fellowship that will make this year the most successful one we have ever experienced. SENIORS ELECT OFFICERS At a meeting of the Senior Class, on Sept. 21, the following officers were elected for the first semester: President, Mr. Charles C. Smith; Vice-President, Mr. Fred Lauster; Secretary, Miss Susan Ze : gler; Treasurer, Mr. Carl M. Bach- man. The last three were chosen by acclama- tion. The other nominee for president was Mr. Edward Balsbaugh. JUNIORS ELECT OFFICERS At the first meeting of the Junior Class, the following officers were elected: Ray Deck, Pres- ident; Edith Geyer, Vice-President; Ray Trout- man, Treasurer and Elsie Clark, Secretary. The following new members were admitted to the Class: William- Rettew, C. W. Tinsman, Viola Mitchell, and Kathryn Hooper. The Juniors are back with their old pep, to hit things hard this year and, as usual, do things different. SOPHS ELECT OFFICERS The Sophomore Class elected the following officers for the first semester, on Sept. 21; Presi- dent, Walter Krause; Vice-President, Claribel Nisley; Secretary, Dorothy Smith; Treasurer, Josephine Matolitis. Miss Marian Hess, a for- mer member of the Class of '25, who taught school last year at Ephrata, has been admftted into the Class of '26. GOOD WORK! The Freshmen are to be congratulated upon the fine co-operative spirit evidenced thus far in disposing of their Freshman duties. The ath- letic field and the tennis courts will need atten- tion from time to time, and it is both hoped and urged that the Freshmen keep the good work- going and thus avoid embarassing consequences. Prof. Hoke, in Ed. 22— What can be done to secure an atmosphere of the subject you wish to teach in the classroom ? Whistler— In teaching Chemistry, there is not the problem of getting the atmosphere in the room but of keeping it in. 8 Music Donald E. Fields, Editor Kathryn H. Nisley, Associate CONSERVATORY PROSPECTS The Conservatory of Music of Lebanon Valley College is looking forward to a continuation of the progTess made during 11)22-23, which proved to be one of tne most sjccessful years of its existence. Under the capable leadership of Dr. Johann M. Blose, Director of the Conservatory, not only was the enrollment considerably in- creased, but the standard of work was material- ly raised, and unusual interest was aroused. This year, with a larger enrollment of full course Conservatory students, as well as of those study- ing music in addition to their regular College work, should show even larger results. One of the outstanding improvements made last year was the establishment of the series of semi-monthly student recitals, in which Conser- vatory students of all degrees of advancement took part. These recitals proved popular, not only with the students themselves, but with the College and community in general, and afforded an excellent opportunity for acquiring familiar- ity with tl.e best in musical literature. Another innovation was the formation of the Lebanon Valley Choral Society, an organization including both students and local musicians. Dur- ing January the Society, numbering considerably over 100 members, presented Handel's "Messiah" in a highly satisfactory manner. During Com- mencement Week, assisted by a string quintet from the Reading Symphony Orchestra, the So- ciety rendered portions of Hayden's "The Sea- sons" and Rossini's "Stabat Mater." A feature of these concerts was the rendition by the quin- tet of Dr. Blose's "Scotch Reverie," with Dr. Blose himself conducting. A new departure this year is the formation of the Conservatory Glee Club, to be composed of members of the Public School Music Class. This club will be organized to conform to the new requirements of the Department of Public Instruction. While the work will consist mainly qf a study of methods of conducting and of simi- lar subjects, a public program may be presented. ^ The faculty of the Conservatory remains un- changed this year. Dr. Blose will instruct in piano, organ, violin, and the theoretical branch- es, in addition to his duties as director. The college authorities have again been able to secure the services of Sir Edward Baxter Perry, the famous concert virtuoso. He will continue his work in pianoforte. Sir Edward is not only a musician, but he is a lecturer of note. His command of the English language is amazing, and he posesses a large fund of information on a wide variety of subjects. His lectures in several of the Thursday morning assemblies, and his analyses of many of the numbers rendered at various recitals were one of the features of the Preceding college year. It is hoped that these will be continued during the coming term. Mr. R. Porter Campbell will instruct in organ and piano and will have charge of the work 2 History of Music. During the past summer Mr. Campbell has been studying organ under J'letro A. Yon, the world-renowned Italian mas- ter. He will resume his position as organist and cnoirmaster at the Seventh Street Lutheran Church of Lebanon, where he has an excellent chorus choir and a new 3-35 Moller organ_ of the most modern type at his disposal. Prof. Frank R. Hardman will continue as head of the department of voice. He will be assisted by Mrs. Frantz Mills. Mr. Hardman will again direct the Men's Glee Club. The leave of absence of Miss Ruth Engle has been extended another year. She will continue her studies in New York. THE MEN'S GLEE CLUB The Lebanon concert of the Men's Glee Club last spring closed the most successful season in the history of the club, both from a financial standpoint and from a consideration of the qual- ity of the concerts rendered. Much of the credit for this excellent showing belongs to Prof. Frank R. Hardman, the efficient director. About twenty concerts were given during the season. Although several members of the club were lost through graduation, the nucleus remaining and the new material in sight gives promise of even better results this year. Business Manager Donald Evans (who, by the way, is also Business Manager of the leading journal of Lebanon Val- ley College) promises to have an excellent sched- ule arranged. It is requested that all new stud- ents who are candidates for membership will res- pond promptly when the call for tryouts is giv- en. This applies especially to the Scrub Glee Club tryouts. THE EURYDICE CLUB The Eurydice Club last year closed an unusual- ly sucessful season. Besides the annual home concert, a second concert was given at Palmyra, which excited a considerable amount of favor- able comment. The banquet at the Crystal Res- taurant at Lebanon was one of the events of the year. With quite a bit of new material in siyht, 1923-24 should produce a banner club. Only Once The auto, travelling at a tremendous speed, was just about to turn a very dangerous corner. "Do people lose their lives here frequently?" asked the nervous passenger. "Not more than once!" said the driver, as he took a firmer grip of the wheel. x * * * Grimm, Jr.— Won't your father spank you for staying out so late? June Gingrich— No, I'll get an injunction from mother postponing the spanking, and then I'll appeal to grandma, and she'll have it made per- manent. * * * Esther Raudenbush was struggling through a difficult Latin translation when she came to these words: "Tempus fugit." She puzzled over it anxiously a few minutes then, heaving a sigh of relief, she wrote "a furi- ous temper." * * * Ruth — It is the apple of my eye. Rachel— What part of your eye is that? Alumni Isabelle 11. Smith, Editor Miriam L. Mengel, Associate Mr. Roland R. Renn, 23, has charge of ath- letics in the High School at Little Rock, Kansas. Mr. Richard H. Smith, 23, is supervisor of all the physical education in the scnool of South Hampton, N. J. Miss Frances Durbin, '23, is teaching English in the High S-'hool at Durmont, N. J. During the winter Miss Durbin expects to continue work at Columbia University. Mr. Ira M. Ruth, '23, is teaching English in the Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa. He if also secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Miss Mae Morrow, '23, is teaching French, English and H. story in tiie High School at Day- ton, Pa. Mr. George Hohl, '23, is teaching Mathematics at Colgate University, where he is also working for his Ph. D. Miss Rosa Zeigler, '23, is teaching English and History in the High School at Tyrone, Pa Miss Agnes Merchitis, '23, is teaching English in the High School at Minersville, Pa. Miss Mae Reeves, '23, is teaching English in the High School at Lehighton, Pa. Miss Helen Hughes, 23, is teaching at Glass- boro, N. J. Miss Gladys Bossert, '23, is assistant dean, sec- retary and l'brarian, having charge of all the music at Starkey Seminary, Lakemont, N. Y. Mr. Raymond Hutchinson, '23, of Paradise, Pa spent several days visiting at Lebanon Val- ley at the beginning of school. Miss Dorothy Fencil, '23, has accepted a posi- tion in the Annville Post Office. The wedding of Miss Goldie Dunkelberger and Lester R. Willard. '23, both of Shamokin, was solemnized on Thursday, August 16, 1923. Mr. and Mrs. Willard are residing at Haddon Heights, N. J., where Mr. Willard is a teacher in the High School. Miss Dorothy Sholly, 23, has accepted the po- sition of Supervisor of Music in the Tower City schools. Mr. Ralph E. Boyer, '23, who is teaching in Cumberland County, and preaching on the Car- lisle Circuit, spent the week-end visiting his friends at Lebanon Valley College. Mr. Boyer ♦ k some work at the college during the sum- mer session. Mr. Earle E. Fake, '23, is foreman of the dye- ing department of a silk manufactory in Read- ing Pa. Miss Delia Herr, '23, is teaching in the High School at Columbia, Pennsylvania. Miss Esther Brunner, '23, is the English teach- er in the High School at Port Royal, Pennsyl- vania. Miss Eleanor Sheaffer, '23, is teaching Eng- lish in the Milroy High School, Milroy, Penn- sylvania. Mr. William E. Wolfe, a former member of the Class of '24, who is director of a boys' club in Philadelphia, and who is also studying at Tem- ple University, was at Lebanon Valley College on Sept. 21. The wedding of Mr. William C. Evans, '19. of Lykens, and Miss Eethel May Lerew, '20, of Dills- burg, was solemnized a few weeks ago. They are residing at Braddock, where Mr. Evans is a teacher of Science in the High School. ' % A Berks County Lebanon Valley College Club has been formed at tne Home of Miss Meta Bur- beck, 619 Walnut Street, Reading, Pa.. The of- ticers are: President, Rev. Leroy R. Walters; Vice-President, Miss Verna Mutch; Secretary- Treasurer, Prof. Orin J. Farrell. Those pres- ent at the founding of the club were: Miss Meta Burbeck, '22; Miss Emma Boyer, '19; Miss Mar- that Schmidt, '18; Miss Verna Mutch, '20; Miss Betty Smith, 20; Prof. Orin J. Farrell, '21; Mrs. Orin J. Farrell (Miss Mabel Miller), '21; Prof. Frank Hardman, '08; Rev. Leroy R. Walters, '18; Earle E. Fake, '23; and Edward Mutch, '14. The club gave a royal send-off to all students return- ing to Lebanon Valley College this fall and all new students, at Bernhart's, on the evening- of Sept. 14. Prof. Paul S. Wagner, '17, Professor of Mathe- matics, who has been granted a year's leave of absence for studying at Columbia University, was at Lebanon Valley College for some days when the school term began. Miss Mary Yinger, a former member of the class of '24, now a Senior at Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., spent several days with old friends at Lebanon Valley when school opened. Mr. and Mrs. William N. Martin, of Freetown, Sierre Leone, West Africa, visited Lebanon Val- ley recently. Mr Martin was a member of the Class of '18. Mr. Martin is the donor of the leopard that is in the Biological Laboratory, hav- ing shot it while in Africa. Mr. Samuel T. Dundore, '19, of Elizabethville. was married to Miss Mabel Morrison, of White Pigeon, Michigan, on Saturday, September 8, 1923. Mrs. Dundore was formerly a deaconess in Canton, Ohio. Bishop W. G. Clippinger, '99, and his wife, of Westerville, Ohio, recently spent some time in Annville. The marriage of Miss Miriam C. Cassel, '22 of Progress, Pennsylvania, and Mr. Malcolm Har- mg, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, took place Mon- day, September 3, 1923. Prof. Haring was for- merly head of the Chemistry Department at Lebanon Valley College. . Mr. and Mrs. Deleth Weidler, of Anderson, Indiana, recently announced the birth of a son Mr. Weidler was a member of the Class of '09 Harvey K. Geyer, '19, and family, of Dayton, Ohio, were recent visitors in Annville Mr. John A. McGinnes, '20, is teaching in the High School at Tarrytown, New York Mr. Herbert C. Kennedy, '18, is teaching Math- ematics m the High School at Steelton, Pa. Oh i ! What is so rare as a day in June ' 1 11 answer this famed exclamation- It s being able to sling a line In a Physics recitation. ♦ • * Prof — Is Jones ill? Frosh — Yes, sir. Prof — How do you know? Frosh— Last aisrfct I heard some one tell him to lean over and take his medicine 10 Humor Lena A. Weisman, Editor Ellen S. Keller, Associate Dear Creek, Pa., Aug. 1, 1923. Deer friend, You member last year i sed you mite hear from me this year. You no i went to hunt my girl, well she wusent no where eny way i could- ent find her so i eluded sue musta come to colege aiter all so pup and me, pug is my dogs name you member cided to come to see. We got there bout the midle of july and every thing was so quiet i spicioned every body died but when i quired they told me somping about colege closin and now wus sumer school. It wus all a puzel to me what he ment but he sed a man with a ford stayed here, when i found him he wus very funy and wus washing what he called a coup but it looked just like a ford with winders to me. His mother or sombody whoever give it to him must a tnought he wus a chicken that they give him a coup, i asked him what he did with it and he sed he used it to prech. Now he mite be a prech- er but he didnt look a bit like the precher that married Trixie. Well i asked him bout my girl and he sed my girl never cume here that he seen. They told me he had a girl in lebanon and she mite be mine so i went and looked cause it wood- ent be right for no body to take her from me. sides any body thet tends to prech when he aint none mite do eny thing and i wont trust him. He musta bin rite though for when i got there i asked a man if he seen a girl last corn cutin that come eny where round with her dad. He just grined and another man sed hes of in the hed i told him that i wusent talkin bout he but bout her and she woodent stay in no hed sides she couldent if did want to cause shes to big. I gotso scusted with these people pug and i cided to give up the hunt till real colege opens. They sed that is next month. I member pa sed once it took lots of money to go to colege so it kurred to me to go to work. Bein i didnt like lebanon i eluded to go some where else but it aint posible to get out of such places without trouble, there wus a little house along the road with a padle hanging on the side that sed STOP so i stoped and asked the man what he wanted, he sed i wus crazy but i think it wus him for all of a sudden he run out and grabed the padle and stood in the midle of the road and begin to wave it like he dared the world to tuch him. i wus scared but just then lucky for me there wus a noise like thunder and som- thing run past on to iron tracks and while he watched it i sliped of. My but it is good that come along, a man out in a field sed that wus a train. I cant see what pa ment when he sed people take trains cause this one is so big no body can take it. well eny way this is sperience enough for this time. You mite hear again bout the timo colege opens maby before if eny thing hap- ens. Your good friend, TOM GIGGLES. Roper — Why are you pigeon-toed? Shorty — I try to walk where I look. * * * Boys and girls certainly are different, yet they correspond. * * * Musser (to his dog) — Get home, you dog! Hungry — Are you talking to me? * * * Negrelli There was a young Soph named Negrelli, Who was wont to pout out his belly. He lay on a Freshie And made him too messy. Now sorrowful indeed is Negrelli. * * * Ed — I was wondering — Pearl — Don't get lost. * * * Marie — How did you make out in the Econ- omics test? Dick — I got 95 — from the two of them. * * * Finish of Mary's Lamb Mary had a little lamb, Her father shot it dead. And now it goes to school with her, Between two hunks of bread. Dear Professor: I want a man who can command respect from all throughout the land'! A man who's sure to carve his name upon the golden hall of fame! I want a man who'll stick to work, and dig with all his might! Who'll laugh at obstacles that lurk, and sweep them from his sight! But ah! dear Prof., I somehow feel — I'll never find this grand ideal! — Laura Jean Liverwurst. Dear Laura: Ah, say not so, my doleful child! Just see this list which I've compiled: 1 Now here's the first you'll have to land— A traffic cop who can command. 2 And one who knows the cutting game, A butcher who will carve his name. 3 A paperhanger, neat and slick, Who to his work will always stick. 4 An undertaker, strong and big — This baby sure knows how to dig. 5 When obstacles come in a heap, A street cleaner will be there to sweep. Most wives will say that from one man suf- ficient grief they do derive; but since one man won't fit your plan, you'll simply have to marry five! —Prof. Noodle. Young lady at banquet to old gentleman slight- ly deaf — Do you like bananas ? Old Gentleman — No, madam; I prefer the old- fashioned night-shirt. No one can accuse Prof. Beatty of being vain. The other day in oratory class, after several voice exercises, he exclaimed disgustedly: "My voire sounds like something frying!" 11 Pretty Susie Smith had been studying medi- cine, and although she didn't make much ac- tual progress at the work, she managed to get along very well with the lecturers, for she had what is called "a way" with her. Whenever she was asked a question she could not answer, she would smile in a most appealing way. When exams came along, she was equally successful. "Now, Miss Smith," said the examiner, "tell me how you would treat a case of typhoid?" "Well, sir," was the hesitating reply, "I should — er— " "Yes, yes," said the Prof, encouragingly. "I — I," then, with a rush: "I shall call you in for consultation." She passed with honors. If you feel blue, take a bath. It might wash off. Too Hot for Her Job Do you believe that people follow the same occupation in the next world that they do on earth ? My mother-in-law won't. She makes ice cream. * * « Teacher — Can anyone give me a sentence with the word "dress" in it used as a verb? Weltie — I dressed a chicken yesterday. Fellow on crowded street car, looking at a seat occupied by one lady — Dear, do you think we could squeeze in here ? Girl — No, I think we had better wait till we get home. * * * She — What's your idea of a smart girl? He — One who can make her complexion taste as good as it looks. * * * Like Lightning "My husband is such a handy man, you know," said the young wife. "He can bang nails into wood like lightning;." "That's fine." "Yes, lightning seldom strikes in the same place twice." * * * Rich Father Friend— Why is it that your son rides to busi- ness in a car and you always go on the street car? Father— Well, he has a rich father, and I haven't. * * * Prof. Wagner to Samuel Early — How are you getting along, since you are here at school, and away from your mother? Early — Fine! I can put on my socks now from either end — saves a lot of time. * * * Porte Wolfe— My father thinks I'm taking a course in Modern Languages. He got a bill for Scotch — $40; and he wanted to know if I can speak the language yet. * * * "Who's sweater are you wearing, Lola?" "Oh, it belongs to the family." It was Dick's. * * * Elsie— I can only play the piano in the dark. Frances — Why ? Elsie — The darkness gives me inspiration. Ishimura, while visiting in York, was talking to Stumbach's little nephew. Ishimura — Bobby, let me take you to Japan. Bob, decidedly — No, I won't go to Japan. Ishimura — Why not? Bobby — 'Cause the Japanese speak Dutch. * * * Remember, Jonah came out alright, and he had a whale of a time! A student in physics looked through the tele- scope the other night and said, "the devil." Some telescope! Anyone desiring to rent a cottage for a house party over the week-end, see B. P. Smith (agent). * * * Built In the Hungry Haze Teacher — What makes the tower of Pisa lean? Co-ed — It was built during a famine. Dot Mancha (sinking dejectedly on the bed) : If I have to keep on playing exercises, I shall certainly die scaly. * * * Freshman — Where does the jelly fish get his jelly? Ditto — From the currents in the ocean. * * * Reigle — When is a joke not a joke? Roper — Usually. young Go Little Brother — If I wasn't here the man would kiss you. Dora (horrified) — You impertinent boy! away this very instant. * * * We always laugh at teacher's jokes, No matter what they be; Not because they're funny jokes, But 'cause it's policy. * * * Dunnick — Suppose we walk a little faster, Charlie, and get away from the co-eds. C. C. Smith — You mean coo-eds. * * * Dando — You must be proud of your ignorance. Weik — Why do you say that? Dando — Because you show it everywhere you go. Prof. Beatty in English loves you or hates you. Dot Longenecker — Amen! 26 — A Southerner any more ques- Prof. Butterwick— What people settled in Pennsylvania ? Bressler — Aristocrats ! * * * Prof. Derickson: Are there tions on this subject? Freshman: Yes, sir. I'd like to know, if a clam is silent, what is a clamor? * * * Gerald: He's an awful tightwad! Geraldine: Is he? Gerald: I should say as much. He won't even tell a story at his own expense! * * * Isn't it a pity that all the lemons cannot be converted into lemonade? * * * "Oh, may we hope?" the lovers say. The silly geese! Of course they may! There's nothing in life's horoscope That's half so sweet as hope, sweet hope. 12 ARNOLD'S BOOT SHOP Lebanon's Leading Styles NEW SHOES — NEW STOKE Ladies' Men's Boys' and Children's Your Money's Worth or Your Money Back ARNOLD'S BOOT SHOP 34 North Eighth Street LEBANON, PA. Detweiler's Shoe Shop 9 EAST MAIN STREET, - ANNVILLE, PA. OTHERS FIX THEM WE REBUILD AND REWELT THEM M. H. SMITH, Jeweler" Repairing a Specialty 207 W. 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GOSSARD, President ANNVILLE, PA. THE CRUCIBLE LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE ANNVILLE, PA. VOL. &f, No. 2 OCTOBER 12, 1923 tg not tfje creature of ctrcum= stances; circumstances are tlje creature? of men. Columbus Number JOSEPH HENRY 1797-1878 Born at Albany, N. Y., where he became teacher of mathe- matics and physics in Albany Academy. Leading American physicist of his time. First director of the Smithsonian Institution. The work that was begun by pioneers like Joseph Henry is being carried on by the scientists in the Re- search Laboratories of the General Electric Company. Theyare constantlysearch- ing for fundamental prin- ciples in order that electric- ity may be of greater service to mankind. When Henry rang the bell If any bell was ever heard around the world, Joseph Henry rang it in his famous experiment at the Albany Academy. The amazing development of the electrical industry traces back to this schoolmaster's coil of insulated wire and his electro-magnet that lifted a ton of iron. Four years later when Morse used Henry's electro-magnet to invent the telegraph, Henry congratulated him warmly and unselfishly. The principle of Henry's coil of wire is utilized by the General Electric Com- pany in motors and generators that light cities, drive railroad trains, do away with household drudgery and perform the work of millions of men. GENERAL ELECTRIC THE CRUCIBLE Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. VOL. IV, No. 2 OCTOBER 12, 1923 Business Manager S. Donald Evans Associate Charles W. Dando Associate Elmer Eshleman Secretary Isabelle R. Smith Proof-Reader Dorothy Mancha Subscription price, $1.50 per year. Address all communications to THE CRUCIBLE, Box 959, Annville, Pa. Entered at Annville Post Office as second class matter, by Act of March 3, 1879. ON TO LEBANON AND VILLANOVA Fellow students, there is something radically wrong at L. V. C. this year. Have you noticed it? Such a deadening calm is rare at these alti- tudes, — why, there is hardly a breath of spon- taneous entnusiasm stirring. Even those ordin- al ily sprightly, vivacious Freshmen are wearing such an air of morbid indifference that all must agree taese past three weeks of semi-coma and stupor-like inactivity is not the usual trend of nappenings in our dear Alma Mater. Such a condition must not exist longer, for it is not conducive t~ alienating the new student's affections from his previous Alma Mater. Do not look askance, for the aim is not to com- pletely sever such affections, but rather to so imbue the student with L. V. C. spirit and mor- ale, that there will be created a new and en- nobling attachment for the Blue and White, such as will make us one-united and victorious, ready and loyal in support of our teams, in the glory of whose victories we will share alike, and of the sting of whose defeats we shall taste alike. Now, new students and backsliding old ones, "pep" things up a bit! Put forth a little real effort to offset this seemingly lethargic atmos- phere — or whatever it is that is causing such universal lassitude. If there is a "pep" meeting don't be satisfied simply by going yourself. Have the spirit not only move you but also have it move a brother — influence someone else to go as well. This same principle must apply to the Villanova game, Saturday. Let us add, exert the influence in a material way; for instance, part with a few shekels and take the girl. And you. fairest of the fair, thou gracious co-ed, a male escort is not necessary; so go one, go all; lend a little beauty and cheer to the L. V. cheer- ing squad. This is the only Lebanon game this season, and our only opportunity to show our colors, which can best be done by a grand old parade of say three hundred strong, perhaps led by that loyal group of trumpeters, the Annville Band, who have served us so often. Tn former years we gathered at the Y. M. C. A. and marched down Cumberland street to the field, all the while giving vent to our emotions in cheer after cheer; this is just what we must be in a posi- tion to do on Saturday. Do we know the yells? The Thursday morning cheering periods have re- vealed that there is a decided weakness, on the part of many students, in our College songs and yells, which, of course, must be remedied. If a yell is generally known there is absoluetly no occasion for a lack of cadence necessary to put it across; so, in order that the principal ones may be in the hands of every student in time for the game, a few have been printed in this issue of The Crucible, and will be found on page two. A word to the wise has long since been deemed sufficient; therefore, Freshmen, learn them, if not for the sake of the team, then for your own sweet saKes, as November the first is drawing nigh. COLUMBUS History is a substantiation of the words of Disraeli: Man is not the creature of circumstanc- es; circumstances are the creatures of men. The truth of this statement is appropriately exemplified by Columbus, who discovered the great New World four hundred and thirty-one years ago. Let us bring back to mind some of the circumstances in which he had his existence. He lived in intimate acquaintance with poverty. He was surrounded by superstition and ignor- ance — 'his intelligecne met with insult and dis- dain everywhere. The world was ruled by dark- ness instead of light. In his day the earth was flat and was the center of the universe. In his day people were ruled by fear — fear of king and fear of priest. Science and law and knowledge were not supreme, as today. It was seven years before he could induce one bolder than all others to give him more than promises and to equip him for his very appar- ently foolish trip into the vast unknown West. He had to fight against the ideas of all men — against kings, priests, philosophers. He bat- tled against the superstition and ignorance of his age, powers much more powerful then than now. His men mutinied — but that did not make him turn back. He mastered his circumstances: "circumstances are the creatures of men." And now all humanity owes him a gratitude surpas- sing anything that can be imagined. There have been countless men both before and since the day of Columbus who did rise above their conditions of environment; who, in- stead of being creatures of circumstances, did make circumstances the creatures that served them. Every inventor, every discoverer, every- one who broke down some of the force and pow- er of superstition and ignorance has been an example. Among these we may but mention two great educated men: Abraham Lincoln and Booker T. Washington. Both were born in poverty. The opportunities they had for education cannot be reproduced in their meagerness today. Their circumstances were much more pitiful and un- promising than those of any who read these words. What became of the two men? Both became educated; both became great Liberators One liberated a race from ownership by an- (continued on page 4) 1 Mirror Charles C. Smith, Editor Edna R. Baker, Associate | We present for reflection this issue a worthy- subject, namely, our Freshmen. Before enter- ing into our presentation of "images," however, we feel obligated to apologize to tne above men- tioned group for the advantage we have taken of them. We conceived the idea of approach- ing the new men and new girls and casually ask- ing them what they thought of the place, and finding what impressions they had received. We also kept our ears open for side remarks which upperclassmen were not supposed to hear. We note with surprise that the general trend of their remarks is unfavorable. But, on sec- ond thought, recalling our own experiences, we remember that our minds were so full of thoughts of home, our "high school importance" and the "heart we left behind" that favorable impressions did not develop until the second or third month of school. Let us read the follow- ing "pickups" with a spirit of forgiveness and a sense of humor and sympathy for the poor homesick ones until they become acclimated. What the girls say: — "This place is all right, but it isn't home!" — "What" do I "think of the fellows around here ? Nothing! They're too sleepy-looking." — "Oh, I suppose I'll like the place after a while. Some of the girls are very nice — but some aren't, too! Gee, but I don't like the looks of ■ — . I'll bet will be tough on us." — "I'm not myself around this joint — I'm hold- ing out, — but just wait 'till I let loose!" — "My, but they are Dutch around here!" — "I was scared to death the first week I was here, but I tried to not let others know it. I feel a little easier now." — "I always got homesick at , but one can't at L. V., the girls take too good care of you." — "This is a d mess." — "There are some cute fellows here — but not like the one back home." — "No, I wasn't exactly disappointed in the place, but it is very different from what I had ex- pected. I thought everyone would be so man- erly and — oh, just so-so." — "Some of the girls just carry us around on their hands now; I wonder if they will keep it up." — "Last week I could have gone home every night, but it isn't so worse now." — "Say, there sure are some pineapples of fel- lows around here!" — "Aw, quit growling, this joint is all right. The trouble is with "op — not the place." — "I wouldn't miss my Freshman year for a world." — "I can hardly wait until Nov. 1st." — "Oh, boy, but I'm glad when the 12th comes, for I'm going home." — "Where are the Freshmen fellows?" — "I just know I shall like the place, the girls, my studies and everything. I couldn't help but like it because the rls have been so wonderful to me." What the boys say: — "Say, when uoes tnis nine o'clock rule go off." — "Just watch my smoke on Nov. 1st!" — "Gee, I wish tne boys back home could see me now!" — "1 like it here but I want to try some other place." — "Weil, the days did seem terribly long at first, but I'm getting to like it better now." — "Looks good to me, and as long as I don't have trouble with the Profs I should worry." — "Aw, taey can't scare me; I like the place all ngnt." — (After a ducking-) "If this is college, I'm go- inp- back to civilization." — "See that girl in oink ^laying tennis? Boy! Wait till Nov. 1st." — "Yes, we have no bananas, but we sure do have the lemons among the ladies." — "Why don't they wake up around this joint?" — "Oh, I know I'm going to like it after I get to know the ropes a bit better." —(To Evans) "Say, did Prof. Campbell tell you who made the Scrub Glee Club?" — "Gee, our class is a bunch of dead ones, take it from me; I'm not "-onna do a thing any- more tjll they show some life." —"Huh! If you think the Sophs o-ave you a mauling, you ono-ht to get out on the football field for a couple practices." —Well, I liked the place mighty well until the other nio-ht. Say, how often do we see them in a year?" — "Oh, I'm having the time of my life." — "' think we have a nice bunch of upperclass- men, don't you? And believe me I'm gonna do everything they tell me to. That's what my teacher back home advised. A FEW OF L. V.'S CHEERS Hip! Hip! Hurrah! Those boys in White and Blue; Down acros the field they come, They put their faith in L. V. C, To her they will be true. To yield before the Villanova line Is a thing they ne'er will do. Hip! Hip! Hurrah! And a 1, 2 3, And we will rush^ the ball right through. Chee-he! Chee-hi! Chee-ha! ha! ha! Lebanon Valley, rah! ra!h rah! * * * Ru! Rah! Ru! Rah! Ru! Rah! Ree! L. V., L. V., L. V. C.1 * * * Ram-a-zamma! Ram-a-zamma! Ram-a-zamma zu! L. V., L. V., White and Blue! Zoom-a-lack-a! zoom-a-lack-a! zoom-a-lack-a- zalley! Lebanon, Lebanon, Lebanon Valley! Team! Team! Team! 2 T Literary Cynthia Drummond, Editor Sara H. Greiner, Associate A MIDNIGHT ROMANCE Characters Juliet A most beautiful young Angora Her Dad A cat with an Irish brogue Romeo The successful lover Lorenzo and Lothario Rival suitors of Juliet's Doc Tiem The Minister Scene The back yard of Juliet's vine-covered home. Moonlight. The clock strikes twelve. Enter Lorenzo, carrying a mandolin. Lor. (gazing up at the moon) — What a night! Methinks that yonder moon was made for lov- ers. How my heart beats within me at thought of her who dreams above, fair Juliet, my love. May she but look with favor on my suit, and I shall be the happiest of cats. We'll charm her with sweet music. (Begins Schubert's "Serenade". Soon the window above is flung wide and Juliet appears, leaning on the sill and listening intently. Lorenzo ceases.) Jul. — How sweetly you do play, Lorenzo! Lor. — Who would not with such an audience? Jul. — Oh, Lorenzo, you flatterer! Lor. — Fair one, call me by no such name as that. Did I possess the eloquence with which Demos- thenes was wont to stir men's souls it would avail me naught to merely name those charms which you so lavishly display. But hear my humble song, and I shall be thy willing slave, to heed thy slightest call. Jul. — Dear me, Lorenzo, how poetical you are! You sound just like Mr. Hiser. Lor. — Now, Juliet, do be serious. Stop your teasing. Jul. — What! Serious on such a night as this! But do play some more. (Lorenzo plays again. Lothario enters be- hind him, carrying a banjo. He stops short at sight of Lorenzo.) Lot. — (Zounds! That villain's here before me. What's he doing here, making- a noise like a man on the back fence? Ju-li-et is m-oi-ne! I'll teach him to meddle in my affairs. No al- ley cat is going to interfere with me. (Ad- vances behind Lorenzo with upraised banjo. Lorenzo becomes aware of his presence and turns suddenly. The banjo descends, but Lor- enzo leaps aside.) Lor. — Aha, scoundrel, what does this mean? Loth. — I'll show you what it means! What are you doing here, you loafer? Lor. — Who's a loafer? Loth. — You are. Lor. — I ain't. Loth. — You are. Lor.— I ain't. (Biff!!) Take that. (They fight. Juliet falls over, but recovers quickly.) Jul. — Help! Fire! Murder! Burglars! Aid! Succor! FATHER! Her Dad (from behind scene) — Coming, daugh- ter. (Appears, armed with a poker.) Ye vil- lains, disturbing the slape of honest citizens! Begorra, I'll larn ye to fight in my back yard. (Seizes the suitors and knocks their heads to- getner.) I ll take yez to the jug. (Shoving them before him he locks the door, and then drags them off the stage.) Interval of Two Minutes Enter Romeo. (Carries a suitcase and a ladder.) Kora. — Juliet, Juliet. Jul. (appearing at window) — .I'm so glad you're aere. I tnought you d never come. Rom. — Sh! Not so loud. Where's your dad? Jul. — He just lelt witn two roughnecks who were fignting down there. But he'll be back any minute. Do hurry. Rom. — Never fear, sweetheart, we'll get away safely. Here, wait till I stand up this ladder. Jul. — Oh, Romeo, please hurry. Rom. — Now it's fixed. I'll hold it while you throw down your bag and climb down. Jul. — Oh, Romeo, it looks so shaky. Im afraid to try it. Rom. — Now don't be silly at the last moment. Jul. — What will father say! Rom.— Oh, come, now hurry up. He'll be here any minute. Jul. — Now, Romeo, you never spoke like that to me before. I believe you're cross. Rom.— No, I'm not, but I will be if you don't hurry up. Jul.— Well I'll try, but I just know I'll fall. Rom.— Oh, there's no danger. Just hold tight and you'll be all right. (She starts down.) Rom. — You're doing beautifully. (She falls after getting almost down.) Ju ]-T7 0h ' my ankle « m y ankle - 1 just knew I'd fall. Rom —Never mind, dear, you've just twisted it a little. It'll be all rieht soon. IC -1 ^ no . w 1 can>t waIk - How will we get to the station? And the train leaves in ten minutes. Rom. — Never mind, darling. Jul.— What will father say! He never did want me to marry you. Now he won't let me Rom.-.I know what we'll do. Doc Tiem lives just around the corner. I'll g get him and we 11 be married right here. Jul. — Oh, Romeo, how bright you are! (Exit Romeo.) Jul. — I do wish he'd hurry. (Enter TJBmeo and the minister. Doc Tiem attired in a bathrobe.) Doc. — Well, I must say, this is a hurry call. Rom. — Come, Juliet. (He helps her to stand. They proceed with the ceremony. Just as they finish, Dad en- ters.) Dad— Well, I guess those bums will be quiet the rest of the night. I think that— (catches sight of the group before him). Hey, what's all this? Rom. — Father, I am your new son-in-law Dad— What! You? Didn't I tell you never to show your homely mug around here again' I'll show you, you spalpeen! I'll— (Starts to shake him.) Jul.— Father! Dad — Juliet, is this true? Jul. — It is. Dad — After all I've said to you — Jul. (throwing her arms around his neck) But father, I love him. Oh, father, do forgive us. Dad — Well, it certainly is a shock, but I sup- pose it's all for the best. Come, my children. Kiss your dad. Asbestos Curtain. (Applause from the audience) '"24" 'NEATH THE SPELL OF THE QUITTIE By the waters of tue Quittie, By the shining, snimmering waters, Stood a tall, fair maiden, Lola, One of Delphian's maidens, Lola. Dark behind her rose tne oak trees, High above her shone the full moon, Shone the full moon, autumn-tinged. All around her sat her sisters, Sat her fellow sister Delphians. In their midst were other maidens, Who were visitors among them. To the sound of flowing waters, Lola told an Indian legend; Told a legend of the spirit, Which still hovers o'er the Quittie. And the girls in silence listened, Listened 'till the tale was ended. Then a girlish figure glided In and out among the maidens, Giving each a piece of bark, Crudely fashioned like a vessel. In her footsteps trod another, Bearing candles scarlet red. One by one they lit the candles,, Fastened them upon the vessels, Close beside the cooling waters, Kneeled and set the candles sailing, Sailing o'er the shadowy waters, While each made a wish most sacred. Softly all the maidens sang, As they watched their lighted vessels Moving down the Quittie stream. Then with laughter, loud and gleeful, Gathered they around the fire, Toasted snow-white food within it, Satisfied their youthful hunger. And when moon and stars were shining, In their radiance and glory, All the maidens, turning homeward, Cast one lingering e-lance behind them, Where their tiny, burning candles Sailed still o'er the shining waters. And each knew her wish was granted By the spirit of the Quittie. And a blessing, calm and peaceful, Fell upon them as they parted, Given to them by the spirit, That still hovers o'er the Quittie. (We ask Longfellow's pardon.) K. H. N. A correspondent sends us this extract from "Jurgen": "Indeed, it is a sad thing, Sylvia, to be murdered by the hand which, so to speak, is sworn to keep an eye on your welfare and which rightfully should serve you on its knees." THE CRICKET Oh, the chirp of the cricket — I hear it still! Down in the meadow and out on the hill, Chirping his sweet, little evening song, Softly in tall, green grass-blades among. Do you wonder why I love the cricket so well? If you will listen, my story I will tell: Once a poor little girl from the country Was taken sick in bed. She was hurried to the hospital; No hope! — the doctors said. Then one day a cricket was brought, Unnoticed, along with some flowers, Into this ward, for they sought Thus to brighten her few last hours. The cricket, feeling quite at home, Began all over the flowers to roam, While chirping his old, familiar tune. This sound wakened the sick girl soon; She imagined she was home again, Out near the golden fields of grain, Where she used to hear the crickets, Down by the pastures and in the thickets; It also brought strength to her anew, And to her cheeks came the old healthy hue. Dear reader, you may laugh — yes, you may sneer! But the song of the cricket I still love to hear. They are always a source of great comfort to me, For they live out with Nature, where I love to be. When Winter comes 'round with his cold, blustry air, They must leave, or they will be caught in a snare. I shall miss them and think of them ever so much, But soon Summer will draw them again by her touch. If for the crickets you still do not care» Only remember that God put them there. —'25. FRESHMAN NOTES The Freshmen desire to congratulate the Sophomore Class on their fine organization and the splendid characters which go to make up their Class. It is a deplorable fact that, up to this, -time, the Freshmen have been sort of timid, but we can now promise more pep and spirit. On the night of the Soph hike, some of the Froshies got together and tried to break up the hike; due to various reasons, thev were not suc- cessful. The result was the inevitable one of being tied up and so forth. Meetings have been held in the "Ad" building to elect officers and to organize, and the Froshies solemnly promise to surprise some of our es- teemed upperclassmen. The dues are fixed and events planned. (Continued from Page 1) other; the other liberated that same race from superstition and ignorance. Priceless gifts have both these men given to humanity. And yet, the circumstances under which these men were born and raised were below any we can find today. There is much to be done, invented, discovered, and taught. At this, the anniversary of one of the greatest events of the world's history, let us take to heart the fact that man can and will do nuch for himself and future generations if he will obey Disraeli's statement. 4 Mary B. Hershey Rachel N. Heindel Activities Kathrin S. Balsbaugh Marian D. Hess Luther A. Weik Henry T. Wilt I SOPHOMORE HIKE— SEPT. 24 it was just the kind ol a nignt which made one ieei tnat any moment spent indoors would oe wasted. And tins was tne nignt tne Sophs nad uecided upon for tneir nin.e. Accordingly, most oi the Ciass assembled on tne bridge on the road tp Kautfman's Woods. Watcnfulness and expectancy, that spice wnich is lost on Junior and Senior inkes, pervaded tne atmosphere, for all were noping tne Fresnmen would appear sometime during tne evening. As soon as the cnaperones, trot, and Mrs. Bennett and Prof. Gingrich arrived, the hikers were oft". Just as the/ Sophs were on their way, sever- al Fresnmen were discovered prowling around. Of course, they were promptly and efficiently caught, and, with hands tied, were taken along. About a half hour after the hikers reached their destination, they were augmented by the arrival of about six or eight football men, who reported no signs of Freshies. The eats were then procured from a nearby farm-house, where they had been kept in safety. Marshmallows, toasted and eaten with crisp crackers, were the main attraction for the girls, who could not understand why the fellows pre- ferred the vicinity of the cider keg. After the eats a short program was rendered. Prof. Gingrich, our ever-popular chaperone, ob- liged with his usual "line." Mr. Krause also gave a short speech, after which everybody was amused by the rendition of a Japanese song by a Freshman of that nationality. The program, however, was interrupted by the arrival of about a half-dozen Freshmen. They were all caught, and later were left to their fates, tied to tomb- stones in the cemeteries along the roadway. The straggling couples then sauntered home, feeling that the Freshmen had used excellent judgment in providing exactly the right degree of excitement for the occasion, and had been very considerate in not even attempting to dis- turb the eats or any of the Sophs. . Y. W. TEA— SEPT. 27 The Y. W. C. A. of Lebanon Valley College held its annual tea in North Hall on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 27. The occasion was one at which the new girls who have chosen to call L. V. C. their home became better acquainted with the ladies of the college faculty and the wives of the faculty members. The conventional cup of tea has not lost any of its charm, for all the new girls, in spite of their engrossing studies, and all the faculty la- dies and wives* of the doctors and professors of the college, in spite of their many important duties, succeeded in shirking responsibilities for a wee bit and joined unreservedly in a real so- cial hour._ A short program of readings and vocal and in- strumental solos furnished food for laughter and reveries, occasioning a feeling of good fellow- shir) and companionship among all present. The Y. W. Cabinet expresses its pleasure in the piivilege it has had in furnishing an opportunity ior better acquaiatancesnip among tne new girls and tne faculty ladies and tne wives of L. V. C.'s esteemed proiessors. Miss Edna Baker, presi- dent oi tne college i. W. C. a.j nas expressed the sentiments oi tne Cabinet by saying: "And now tnat sucn a spiencuu start has been made, we sincerely nope tnat these good ladies will meet witn tne Association quite often. We need their neip and inspiration and we trust that they, in like manner, may be benefited by fellowsnip with us." JUNIOR HIKE— SEPT. 26 On Wednesday evening, September twenty- sixtn, the Juniors frolicked to tneir heart's con- tent and made the peaceful stillness of Bach- man's Woods sound like the nucleus of a boiler factory. Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Bender chap- eroned the party and expressed the fact that the party was more lively than they had antici- pated. After hiking to the woods, a large bon- fire was started and the programme began, after which sumptuous eats were served. After winding up the partv by returning to their childhood games, they started for home. The fol- lowing program was rendered: President's Address Ray F. Deck Quartette Luther Weik John Sherk Ray Troutman „ Lloyd Light Experiences as a Street Car Conductor Lloyd Light Vocal Solo Qlsra Smith Continuous Story Six Famous" Players Popular Songs Class T? ast ~"; Dr. Bender Alma Mater Class PHILO— SEPT. 28 The Philokosmian Literary Society of Leba- non Valley College met in regular session in Philo Hall, Friday evening, Sept. 28, 1923. In spite of its being only the second week of school, a time when students are only getting settled, and that many of the students had gone to the Penn State game, there was a very goodly num- ber present with enough Philo spirit to make it a """nderful session. The first number on the program was a Cur- rent Events topic by Arthur Frock; his up-to- date material was very interesting. The sec- ond number was a solo by Mr. Donald Evans; the insistent aoplause for encores was enough compliment to prove V- Evans' abilities. Third was a very well delivered address by Mr. Charles C. Smith. His subject was a won- derful surprise to all. When Mr. Smith's name was called the door of the Hall opened and in stepped the very imitation of a French duke. He immediately introduced his subject, which was on the discoveries of foreign planets and their inhabitants. In the course of delivering the address he did not fail to speak with an al- most perfect French accent that added to the 5 interest of the subject. This number was doubt- iess tne feature of tne evening. f ourth was a very timeiy and interesting de- bate on tne subject: "Kesoived, Tnat tne L,abor Unions as Tney iNow Exist, are an Asset to tne Country." Tne ainrmative was upneld by Messrs. Elmer Anarews and W. H. Beattie, the negative by Messrs. Lester Leach and William Quaid. Tne juages decided in iavor of tne af- hrmative. Mext was a very entnusiastic address on "r ootball Prospects at L. V.", by Mr. William Grill. In the business meeting the names of six new men were presented. ±-nilo will doubtless have a very goodly number of new men becoming a part of itseif. Pnno always extends welcoming arms to visitors and new members. SCRUB GLEE CLUB— SEPT. 27 The tryout for the Scrub Glee Club was held on Thursday night, Sept. 27. Tne announce- ment for the tryout had been made in the dining hall at noon and all the new students were eager to show their qualifications. The preliminaries were begun in one of the rooms of the Men's Dorm. Due, however, to the fact that several studious scholars, led by Fat Lauster, objected to the noise and that Ferd Beck, president of the Men's Senate, deliv- ered an ultimatum that study hours should be observed, the meetine- was transferred to the cellar. Prof. Camobell gave instructions in sing- ing. Mr. Donald Evans gave examples of solos. Quite a number of the new men made the Scrub Glee Club, as on the following morning the floors were all found damp but clean. SENIOR HIKE— SEPT. 26 Our pep! Our pep! We've got it! We'll keep it! We want it! Just see it! Our pep! Our pep! Seniors! Wednesday evening, Sept. 26, the Seniors were all pepped up, looking forward to a "deer hunt" which was to be staged in the evening. Invita- tions were given each Senior telling him his place of meeting. But, alas! The "hunt" had to be called off. For we couldn't have an enjoyable night without all participating, especially our football men, of whom our Class is so proud. The Senior Class has too much school spirit and class spirit to want the football men to break training or let them out of the good times of the class. So we just hiked to Kauffman's Woods, built a fire and roasted "doggies" and marshmallows to our hearts' content. Did we have a good time? Well, we guess! The night was cool, the air crisp, the moon — well? All v/ere happy in spite of the fact that it might be the last time in our college life that we shall all hike together as a Senior Class. Let us whisper in your ears, underclassmen: "Professor and Mrs. Bennett are just the finest chaps. We felt honored to have them with us." DELPHIAN— SEPT. 28 D — own by the campus in Delphian Hall, E — lect of our women sit there; L — istening attentively to all that is said, P — ondering, marvellir.g at words so fair. H — ow can such wisdom and jokes be found, I — n searching all through the land, A — s that which comes out of this group so suolime ? N — one otner than in Delphian band. Delphian Hall-,SepL 28, 1923 Whats \Vnat? Song Society .Resume Mary Hersney .f iano Trio Katnryn JNissiey Maude Wolfe Ruth Baker Debate — "Should There Be a World Court?" Arnrmative r lossie Groff, Rutn Kennedy .Negative isabene fcmitn, L»oia Uesenberg Vocal Soio Betty Staurfer Monologue Edna Yake PHILO— OCT. 5 Although many stuaents had gone home over the weeK-end and tne football team was on its way to battle witn Hoiy Cross, a snort, but snappy, program was rendered in Philo on Fri- day nignt, Oct. 0, 1923. Tne meeting was called to order by President Fields, .following the Devotional Exercises, Mr. Benton P. Smitn was installed as Critic. The first number on the program was a paper writ- ten by Ricnard Beard on the subject: "The Halt- ing- of Rum .Running r-'rom Canada," was read by Elmer Andrews. In it were set forth many very good suggestions on possible ways in which the pronibition problem might be solved. Tne second number was a very-well-handled Socratic Debate, between Mr. M. H. Welty and Mr. M. P. Matuszak; tne question given by the house was: "Resolved, That Woman Should Have Equal Rights With Man." Mr. Welty, who is one of our greatest socializers. upheld the af- firmative with great efficiency, and Mr. Matuszak made very evident his views on the socializing side of life by upnolding tne negative equally as well. Following this was the feature of the evening, an address by Mr. Henry Ishimura on the "Rec- ent Disasters in Japan." Mr. Ishimura, being a native of that country, was able to set forth the very image of the stricken country, and made more clear to the audience the definite relations of the two countries — America and Japan. Music charms the soul; at least, that is how we all agreed after the excellent violin num- bers given by Mr. Charles Runk as the fourth number on the program. After the final encore the Philo paper, "Living Thoughts," was read by the editor, Mr. Samuel Early; in it were con- tained many humorous remarks picked up from our daily conversations. In the regular business session of Philo, sev- eral new students were voted in as candidates for membership in the Society. The new stud- ents should be complimented for their interest shown in literary work, as evidenced by their at- attention to the various societies of the school. It was also decided that on the twelfth of Oc- tober Philo will open its doors in reception to all new male students. In the near future some very interesting scien- tific programs will be given. All watch the Bulletin boards and announcements so that you will notr miss any of these. Troutman — Why did thev kick Wenner out of the library? Grover — Oh, he's a medical student, and they caught him trying to remove the appendix from a book he was reading. 6 Athletics Dana Dunnick, Editor William A. Grill, Associate f PENN STATE, 58; L. V. C, — SEPT. 29 Lebanon Valley lost its first game of the season to Penn State, at State College, Pa. Al- though the score is one-sided it is by no means an indication that Lebanon Valley has a weak team to represent it on tne foocoail gridiron tms fall. Our team that started against State was practically a green one, having lost the ser- vices of seven men of last year s varsity squad, either by graduation or by not returning to school. But this was not our greatest handicap; it was lack of weignt that told most. Our men were outweighed thirty pounds per man; in spite of this the team put up a desperate fight and State was forced to the limit to score. Wilson, Palm and Johnson were the outstanding stars for State; it was their end runs and line plunges that played havoc with our team. For Lebanon Valley, Homan, Clarkin and Heil- man were the stars. It was our own diminu- tive quarterback, "Henny," who, by his sensa- tional tackles, saved us from a worse defeat. He was also our most consistent ground gainer, his one run of fifty yards through a broken field after receiving State's kick-off being the longest run of the game. The rest of the boys also did their best and they, too, are to be congratu- lated upon their fine showing. Line-up: Penn State Lebanon Valley Frank left end • Heilman Schuster left tackle Whistler Michalski left guard Deans Gray center Frock Bedenk right guard Fox Provost right tackle Lauster Artell right end Clarkin Palm quarterback Homan Wilson left halfback Krause Johnson right halfback P. Wueschinski Light full back W. Wueschinski Score by periods: Penn State 13 17 7 21—58 Lebanon Valley 0—0 Touchdowns— Palm, 2; Wilson, 3 ;Gray, John- son, Shaner. Points after touchdown — Schuster, 6 (place kicks); Carson, 1 (drop kick). Goal from field — Schuster (placement). Substitutions — Penn State: Anderson for Frank, Falkner for Artell, Patent for Palm, Buckley for Johnson, Wentz for Light," Mury for Gray, Helbig for Wil- son, Onyx for Provost, McCann for Schuster, Ellwood for Michalski, House for Bedenk; Leb- anon Valley: Wolfe for P. Wueschinski, Upde- grove for Deens, Herb for Fox, Nitrauer for Krause, Musser for Whistler, Star for Krause. Referee — Dallenbach, Illinois. Umpire Kirber- ger, W. & J. Head Linesman — Crooks, Pennsyl- vania. Time of periods — 15 minutes. Can you give my son a job? All right; what can he do? What can he do; If he could do anything, I'd hire him myself. HOLY CROSS, 55; L. V. C, 0— OCT. 6 Lebanon Valley lost its second game of the season to Holy Cross University at Worcester, Massachusetts, on October 6. Outweighed by ten pounds per man Lebanon Valley was un- able to withscand Hoiy Cross' territtic onslaught. In spite of the large score, it was an exciting game, weight proving tne deciding factor of the game. Unable to gain any ground on technical skill, Holy Cross was compelled to resort to end runs and line plunges. The all-around work of Glennon and Riopel featured the Holy Cross attack. It was their consistent playing which broke up Lebanon Val- ley's morale. Homan and Captain Lauster starred for Leb- anon Valley. Both on the offensive and defen- sive these two men were the bulwark of the team. As a whole, Lebanon Valley put up a bang-up game, considering under what great odds they were playing. Line-up: Holy Cross Lebanon Valley Butler left end Heilman Car ton left tackle Whistler Coleman left guard Lauster Smith center Frock Poscavage right guard Updegrove Sullivan right tackle Deens Mahoney right end Clarkin McMahon quarterback Homan Glennon left halfback Wueschinski Riopel right halfback Starr Crowley fullback Krause Score by periods: Holy Cross 13 14 21 7—55 Lebanon Valley Touchdowns— McMahon, 2; Glennon, 3; Com- cowitch, Wallis, 2. Points by goals after touch- down— Riopel, Wise, 3. Substitutions — Holy Cross: Dohig for Butler, Walsh for Carton, Kane for Coleman, Lonegran for Smith, Conklin for Poscavage, Finn for Sullivan, Connolly for Finn, Healey for Mahoney, Brennan for Healey, Com- cowitch for McMahon, Wise for Glennon, Kit- redge for Riopel, Wallis for Crowley; Lebanon Valley: Fox for Deens, Wolf for Wueschinski. Referee — Murphy, Harvard. Umpire — White, Boston College. Linesman— Britt Tufts. Time — 12- and 10-minute periods. F. & M. ACADEMY, 26; LEBANON VALLEY RESERVES 0— OCT. 6 The Lebanon Valley Reserves lost their first game of the season to F. & M. Academy. Lack of team work was responsible for this defeat Unable to work together at critical moments, the Reserves lost the ball in their own territory, and the Academy boys crossed their goal line 'four times. In spite of this defeat, the Reserves have not lost heart and we expect to hear bet- ter things from them in the near future. J In Biology 58 — May I leave my telescope here? 7 Isabelle R. Smith, Editor Alumni Miriam L. Mengel, Associate Mr. Russel 0. Shadel, '22, is taking- graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. He has an Asistantship in the Pnysics Department. He is living with Mr., Ray Wingerd, '19, who is a Senior in the Dental School of the University, at 11 Oakland Square, Pittsburgh, Pa. Miss Lena May Hoerner, '10, has accepted a position in Fiske University, Nashville, Tenn. During the summer quarter sue served as acting Dean of Women. The remainder of the year she has the supervision of the Department of Household Arts and Domestic Science. Mr. Lester L. Spessard, '09, who has for the past several years been connected with the United States Department of Agriculture, has resigned his position and entered the Medical De- partment of George Washington University, Washington, D. C, to pursue a course in medi cine. Mr. Harold Bender, '22, and Mr. William Wen- ner, '23, have accepted positions as assistants in Biology in Yale 'University and will also pur- sue graduate courses. Dr. N. C. Schlicter, '87, for past twelve years an International Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., has severed his connection with that work and is devoting his time to the preparation of his poems for publication and lecturing on indus- trial and literary topics. Dr. Schlicter was head of the English Department of Lebanon Valley College for a number of years. He is now living in Annville. Mr. Harry K. Bomberger, '10, is teaching at Caldwell, N. J. Mr. George Williams, '13, who has for the past two years been professor of Biological Chemis- try in Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, N. C, has been granted leave to pursue work for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Yale Univer- sity. Miss Martha Gingrich, '23, is teaching in the High School at Enola, Pa. Miss Mary Heister, '23, is teaching French and English in the High School at Vineland N. J. Miss Anna Long, '23, is teaching English and Latin at Bordentown, N. J. Mr. Lloyd Miller, '23, is teaching at Irving- ton, N. J. Mr. Huber Stine, '20, is superintending princi- pal of the schools in Mercersburg Pa. Miss Lucile Shenk, '23, is teaching History in West Chester High School. Her address is 337 Dean St., West Chester, Pa. Miss Elizabeth Smith, '23, is teaching English at Sinking Springs, Pa. Mr. Ross Swartz is Physical Director at Dick- inson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa. Mr. Willis E. McNelly, '16, is principal of the Mr. Allen U. Baer, '98, has moved to 1256 E. High School at El Dorado, Kansas. Madison St., Portland, Oregon. Rev. G. A. Richie, '13, has been changed from Allentown to Philadelphia 2d Church. His ad- dress is 5845 Catherine St., Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Cawley Stine, '20, has accepted a charge at the Baltimore Otterbein Church, which is the oldest church in the city, built in 1785. Rev. S. E. Rupp, '01, has resigned work at the Otterbein U. B. Uhurcn, Harrisburg, Pa., to take up evangelistic work. Prof raul S. Wagner, '17, professor of Mathe- matics, is taKing graduate work at Johns-Hop- kins University, Baltimore, Md. Mr. Rufus H. Snyder, '19, is instructor of Phys- ics at Onio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Mr. R. Rhodes Stabley, 22, is taking a gradu- ate course in journalism at Columbia University. Mr. Joseph Kessier, who was a member of the Class of '25, is taking work at the School of Business, Columbia University. DELPHIAN— OCT. 6 Who says that girls can't play football? Why, in one of the most exciting games of the season, the Lebanon Valley football team, composed of girls and coached by Elsie Clark, defeated the Holy Cross team, also composed of girls. The L. V. team consisted of Eva Newcomer, Isabelle Smith and Mary Mae McDougall, while the opposing team consisted of Susan Zeigler, Kathryn Nissley and Claribel Nissley. The most enthusiastic cheering ever heard at a game was led by Madge Clem, while the position of wa- ter-boy was admirably filled by Betty Stauffer. "Inside Information" was given out by the wholesale by Sola Dusenberg, who really knows what she is talking about when it comes to foot- ball. A very-well-written article entitled "Yes, We Have was read by Betty Stauffer. She had seen all the games and success for each one — in her dreams. Martha Zeigler rendered a very beautiful piano solo. The feature of the evening, however, was the "Pop Kelchner Pep Talk," by Stella Hughes. "Pop" has nothing on Stella when it comes to a "Pep Line." Helen Mealey gave "Snatches From the Gridiron" in a way that was enjoyed by the whole Society. She was, perhaps, a little cruel with several jokes about Fat Lauster! But, on the whole, the football program was a success and King "Pep" reigned supreme thru- cut the evening. CLIO— SEPT. 28 A regular session of the Clionian Literary So- ciety was held on Friday evening, September 28, in Clio Hall. Clio was proud to have so many of her old members present, and also to be able to entertain so many of the new girls. The program was a contrast to the highly humorous program of the preceding week. It was on cur- rent matters and showed great care in prep- aration. The interest and attention of an audi- ence are always the best judges of the true lit- erary value and presentation of a program. Judg- ing by this alone one would say the program was truly exceptional. Devotional Exercises Chaplain Quartette— Parmelia Rose, Mildred Kreider, Olga Smith, Marion Hess Book Review Cynthia Drummond Our Presidential Prospects Mabel Silver From Tokio to Yokohama Josephine Matolitis Original Compositions Helen McGraw 8 I Exchange Ruth H. Oyer, Editor Lester M. Leach, Associate | The Exchange Department greets you with this proposal: "Would you like to have The Crucible made into a weekly newspaper?" At least Gettysburg College would like to see it done, for a letter was received several days ago ad- vising such a change. We have enough news items, so they say. to make it a snappy weekly, and the editor-in-chief of "The Gettysburgian" would gladly recommend the election of The Crucible to the Intercollegiate Newspaper Asso- ciation. We appreciate Gettysburg's interest and helpfulness very much. What do YOU think of the suggestion? Attention! The first exchange of Albright's Bulletin was received yesterday! Look it over; it's worth reading. A little newsy bi-weekly, much on the plan of the Gettysburgian. I hope we may continue to exchange papers and ideas. Those interested in football will want to read their football outlook. We see by "The Clarion Call" that the Dever- eux players were there August 6, presenting Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in the after- noon and Bernard* Shaw's "Arms and the Man" in the evening. Lebanon Valley has a chance to have these wonderfully talented players come to Annville. Why not take it?. They expect to be in our vicinity in April, 1924, with a rep- ertoire as follows: "The Barber of Seville," by Beaumarchais, a delightful eighteenth century French Classic with songs and music interspersed throughout; "The Mummy's Ear Ring," conced- ed to be the greatest of Spanish dramas; and "Grandad," an original play in three acts and a prologue. These players are of first class rank and travel over the entire United States, play- ing principally before college audiences. It is an annual long-looked-for event at many col- leges. And I am sure once the Devereux play- ers have appeared in our chapel or on the cam- pus, a precedent would' be established which Leb- anon Valley would be loath to break. Let's talk it over; all those interested in drama will be sure to want the Devereux. These players pre- sented Ibsen's "Ghosts" several years ago, and they write that they would be glad to include it in their repertoire this year, if we so desire. The Tug of War at Ursinus is over — the vic- tor" going to the Sophomores. Rah for the Sophomores! Would we be a bit previous if we rooted for the Sophs of Lebanon Valley? We feel sure they'll win. What do you say, Sopho- mores? However, their tugs only lasted one minute. Imagine our fellows pulling fourteen! In oractically every paper which The Crucible has received this fall, we find an article on "Campus improvements." Why isn't there such an article in our ^aper? That's a foolish ques- tion, eh? "The Blue and Grey", of Hood, is delightfully newsy, but perhaps that is because it's a girl's school. We would like to call the attention of our delegates to Eaglesmere to read the letter in the Sept. 21 issue, concerning Hood's ten days at Eaglesmere. CLIO— OCT. 5 The Clionian Literary Society met in literary session Friday evening, October 5, at 7:30 o'clock. Many new girls and prospective Clionians were present. Among our guests were Mrs. G. D. Gossard and Mrs. Mary Green. We were de- lighted to have them with us and will welcome them to all our programs. The program for the evening was original and was enjoyed immensely by all present. Original Devotional Exercises Chaplain Song , Esther Shenk Short Story Lottie Snavely Sketch Edna Baker Poem Marion Hess Clio Song Society Originality Contest Dorothy Smith Lena Weisman Olive Branch Editor We are glad the girls, new and old, who do not as yet belong to a literary society, seem to be taking an active interest in deciding which of the two societies for girls they shall join. To those who have not decided, we would say, ^ decide as soon as possible for one or the other and then put your whole self into the one you join; for the benefit which one derives from a literary society will be in proportion to the work and spirit one *juts into it. It is not only a part of the wisdom of happi- ness, but it is absolutely essential to the condi- tions of any true work in the world, to so live that one may not be too greatly affected by the attitude of other people. A man's life is, after all, primarily between God and himself. — Lil- lian Whiting. * * * The thoughts that come often unsought and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable we have, and therefore should be secured, because they seldom return again. — Locke. * * * The little worries that we meet each day May be as stumbling-blocks across our way, Or we may make them steoning-stones to be Of grace, O Lord, to Thee! — A. E. Hamilton. * * * A man's own good breeding is the best se- curity against other people's ill manners. — Chesterfield. * * * The best teacher of duties that still lie near to us, is the practice of those we see and have at hand. — Carlyle. "The secret of a sweet and Christian life is learning to live by the day. It is the long stretches that tire us." I Humor | Lena A. Weisman, Editor Ellen S. Keller, Associate Lovers' iSlump, Pa. bept. z, LtiZd. Deer friend, bince you never rite me maby you wont like me to rite to you so mucn. r>ut i t>eu 1 mice rite so you aim Surprizeu are yuu, weii axter my last snement pug una 1 came OaCK to wuere tae coiege is. some.seu it vvas auvii and some sed it was an win so 1 uont no \vincii it wus Out it dont mater tney nau tilings so mixed up. 1 saw a man tnat nung arounu tne coeige tne nrst time 1 was tnere an ne sed 1 must xeave or pay iur tne gras my. iete smasned, 1 uont Know wno ne wus out ne seamed to want money maDy you no wno he is. &ui 1 toid pug mat if tney were that ticuiar abut mon<iy at coiege we nad beter git a joD an earn some money so_we could come oacK to real scnul. We leit and waiiteu and walked and walked then we come to a place wnere it sed on a board Stop at tne Koyai Hotel an tnat suited me but on the next boaru it sed Stop at tne Central Hotel tnen we diunt no wnere to stop. Tney ought to be careiui not git strangers sp. mixed up and just to ~it even witn tnem we didn't go to eitner but slept in a barn in the morning we went for a job, i saw a man sitm on a poarcn and 1 asked him if he wus tired and he sed no he was retired, then ne splaned that ment that he dident nave to work no more, he was so nice i asked him about a job he said maby the garage would want me. we went up and tney were ail cited like when ther is tire they run them ma- chines out tnen in agin then thro water all over them and put wet rags on them i felt one and it wasn't a bit hot. when i found the boss he asked if i could retire machines an if i could he would hire me i told him i could for i figured if retired means not to work no more i could do it and he showed me some to begin on. he went to do~something an since no body showed to me how i sidered the best way to retire them for sum was to cut all the ruber of of the wheals and to puch holes through the gas box on behind then puncture the radiator and that wood keep them from working, well i had re- tired about five when he the bos man come back an now a man with big shiny butons retired me and put me in a big cage again so no body could bother me. it wus nice of him but it is a little tiresome to be retired, if something hapens i mite rite agin some time, if you hear anvthing let me no. Your good friend, TOM GIGGLES. Dora Billet was quite annoyed by the con- tinued mischievousness of one of her boys in school. At last she exclaimed, in exasperation: "I wish I could be your mother for one week." "All right. I'll speak to Pop about it," he replied, cooly. Ruth Hoy (proctor) — I take my girls out walk- ing on Sunday myself so I don't need to bawl them out. Mrs. B. — John, I think there's a man under the bed. Mr. B. — Well, you talk to him and let me sleep. * * * Fat Lauster was gazing at the things marked at sale prices in a haberdasher's window. Wolfe — Thinking of buying anything? Lauster — >No. The only thing that fits me ready-made is a handkerchief. * * * Smith — -I get- Honolulu, Peru, Moscow and Dresden on my wireless set. ^ Stabley — Do you keep the windows open or closed? Smith — Closed. Stabley — Well, I keep my windows open and I get Chili. * * * Three bald-headed men eating at Pennway — Ma'am, our beans are cold. Mrs. Kreider — Well, why don't you put your hats on ? * * * Stella Hughes — Oh, I just thought of some- thing this morning. * * * Prof. Butterwick, calling the roll — Luke L. Light. Light looked askance. Butterwick — Isn't that your name? Light — My name's Lloyd. Prof.— What's the "L" stand for? Light — My first name's Luke. •* * # A word to the wise is sufficient — to get a fool into trouble. * * * Mrs. Reilly — What makes the sardines so high? Grocer — They're imported. Mrs. Reilly — Oi'll take the domestic ones — them as had the brains to swim across to this country. * * * Fresh Girl — Dear me, I thought we were fresh and green, but, believe me, the Sophs can beat us. Imagine tearing up Freshman girls' rooms without permission from the dean. Oh, my! * * * • Martha — Do you know anyone who has a gui- tar around here? Filo — No, but m" aunt has asthma. Is this flynaper any good? Well, the flies always seem to be stuck on it. * * * Marion Hess — Say, I never did know what one is supposed to do after the dean rings the bell at meals. What do you do? Yvonne Green — Wait for the bell to ring again, of course. * * * Martha — Elsie, you're not right! Elsie — No, I'm part left. Ruth — No, indeed; I'm the one that is left. Madie — Yes, since Paul Wagner is gone, Ruth certainly is left. 10 Gruver was dining at a farmhouse one Sun- day, and wnen his plate of roast cnicken was passed to him he remarked: "Well, here's where that chicken enters the ministry." "Hope it does better there than it did in lay work," answered the grouchy farmer. * * * "That's funny," mused the humorist, as he and a companion gazed at the mummy of Old King Tut. "What's funny?" "He'd still be alive if his last illness hadn't been fatal — and yet he looks permanently cured. * * * Esther (In Biology lab.)— This fish smells. . Mabel — Impossible! It's dead. * * * It's all right to knock at the door, but quit when you get in. Girl from Maine — What's a pretzel? Madge — A doughnut gone crazy. * * * Jennie — I don't believe dad understands Eng- lish. xMartha— Why ? Jennie — He hasn't answered two of my letters and now I'll have to write another. Martha — Maybe he can read English but can't write checks. r * * Madie — I read eighteen books this summer. Eva — I didn't read any books, but I learned a lot. * * * "Jo" — I saw the cutest squirrel yesterday, but it did such a funny thing. It stood and watched me for almost a minute. Wonder why? "Pete" — Realized you're a nut, of course. * * * The Philosopher — My philosophy embraces all women. The Poet— In my philosophy I embrace all women. ft & £ Muss — What kinduva cigar are you smoking, anyway ? Al — A real good cigar. Muss — One of those kind you get a good reel from after smoking, you mean. Child (defiantly) — I won't wash my face. Dear Old Auntie — Naughty! Naughty! When I was a little girl I always washed my face. Yes, and now look at it! Why do you speak of your husband as a theory? Because he so seldom works. * * * Did she want her hair hennaed? Yes, that was her dyeing request. * * * Marie was showing off her new evening dress. "Don't you think it becoming?" "It may be coming, but some of it seems late in arriving," he said. * * * Mother — Don't you know King Solomon said, "Spare the rod and snoil the child"? Bobbie — Yes, but he didn't say it 'till he was growed up. * * * Opportunity kicks but once, but that one knock is often a knockout. ARNOLD'S BOOT SHOP Lebanon's Leading Styles NEW SHOES — NEW STORE Ladies' Men's Boys' and Children's Your Money's Worth or Your Money Back ARNOLD'S BOOT SHOP 34 North Eighth Street LEBANON, PA. HAVE A BEAUTIFUL COLORED ENLARGEMENT MADE FROM A PICTURE OF YOUR LOVED ONES OVAL ENLARGEMENTS A SPECIALTY O. H. LIGHT This Space For Sale J, F. APPLE CO. MANUFACTURING JEWELERS LANCASTER, PA. 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